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3.6
997 Ratings

The Pillow Book

Directed by Peter Greenaway
United Kingdom, Netherlands, 1996
Drama, Romance, Gay & Lesbian

Synopsis

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. As she grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on bodies, Nagiko begins a sexual odyssey.

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The Pillow Book Directed by Peter Greenaway

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