The Haywire actor was shocked to learn that his mother and father organised a trip to see him in The Pillow Book back in , which featured several full-frontal nude scenes and footage of him sleeping with "an old Japanese man". Parents Guide.
The Pillow Book is undeniably sensual and visually ravishing, but the film's narrative lacks the hypnotic pull of its imagery.
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Shortly afterwards, an old man is running naked through the streets from the publisher's shop, bearing Book 4:
Miwako Kawai as Young Nagiko.
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Based loosely on the tenth century writings of the imperial court observer, Sei Shonagon, Greenaway brings to the screen a rich visual amalgam that relies on stunning settings, the physical beauty of actors Vivian Wu and Ewan McGregor, and the joy of ancient and modern systems of writing that are the calligraphic arts.
Peter Greenaway's erotically-charged homage to the art of calligraphy follows a young woman who seeks pleasure with men who write on her, and the revenge she seeks on a man who exploited her father.
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Toshio Kimura as 10th Century Man.
Pillow Book may be a dull, heartless, cruel film, but for what it's worth, it looks marvelous.
Tatsuya Kimura as Nephew.
After working as a secretary in the office of a Japanese fashion designer for a while, Nagiko's employer takes a liking to her and makes her one of his models.
She sends a letter to the publisher, still keeping her identity a secret, demanding that particular book from the publisher's hands in exchange for the remaining books.
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Yoshino Yoshioka as Nagiko's Friend.
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Munenari Takeshima as 10th Century Man.