Rating: PG-13 for language and mature subject matter
Run Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes
W. Somerset Maugham novel gets the pretty treatment in this escalating drama of
an embittered English couple navigating the perils of
Fane (Edward Norton) is a staid bacteriologist managing a government lab in
Soon enough the jaded newlywed is shacking up with another man (Liev Schreiber), at which point a bitter cuckolded Walter bullies his wife into accompanying him to a small village on a tributary of the Yangtze where he has volunteered to aid the cholera epidemic. Out of sight, out of mind.
Kitty is revolted by life in rural
isn’t thrilling filmmaking but rather sturdy adult fare that works lush period
locations and the subtle gifts of its talented actors to its advantage. Both
tetchy political subplot and a blatant British vs.