The Pillow Book

Also Known As

Bettlektüre, Die ( Germany ), Escrito en el cuerpo ( Argentina ), Escrito en la piel ( Venezuela ), Kryfo imerologio, To ( Greece ), Livro de Cabeceira, O ( Portugal / Brazil ), Makura no sôshi ( Japan ), Notes de chevet ( Canada ), Párnakönyv ( Hungary ), Peter Greenaway no Makura no sôshi ( Japan ), Racconti del cuscino, I ( Italy ), The Pillow Book ( Finland / France / Spain ), Tual bedenler ( Turkey )


The Pillow Book

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Vivian Wu


Yoshi Oida

The Publisher

Ken Ogata

The Father

Hideko Yoshida

The Aunt / The Maid


As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on bodies, and her sexual odyssey (and the creation of her own Pillow Book) is a "parfait m?lange" of classical Japanese, modern Chinese, and Western film images.

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Movie Berry

02April 2010

«The Pillow Book» is a 1997 romantic drama. A bizarre mix of carnality and calligraphy, The Pillow Book is a lush foray into the aphrodisiacal pleasures of the flesh and mind. A woman (Vivian Wu) melds her love of life and literature in an unusual fashion – by seeking a lover who will write on her skin and allow her to do the same. Ewan McGregor costars. «The Pillow Book» directed by Peter Greenaway. You can download «The Pillow Book» right here!





I cant fathom parting with my money to see it despite the good reviews.20 April 2012

I cant fathom parting with my money to see it despite the good reviews.

Mad About Movies




thanks14 March 2012

This has good reviews, I just cant fathom parting with my money to see it.





Thanks for that comment good to know08 July 2011

Thanks for that comment good to know

Mad About Movies




Thanks01 June 2011

Thanks for commenting, helps us to know if we should check it out.





Pillow book27 October 2009

I loved this movie but it wont please everyone. Vivian Wu looks fabulous but is somewhat wooden. Ewan Mcgregor on the other hand is great and really makes this movie. The calligraphy is beautiful but the movie is strange.

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