The Painted Veil -
Romantic drama. A doctor (Edward Norton) forces his unfaithful wife (Naomi Watts) to go with him to a tiny Chinese village to fight a cholera epidemic. (R)
China, 1925. A reserved young doctor falls for an attractive socialite. However, her motives for marrying him prove more pragmatic than passionate, and in Shanghai she takes a lover. As a result the doctor volunteers to help in a remote village stricken with cholera, where the couple's relationship comes under even greater pressure.
Emotional drama based on the novel by W Somerset Maugham. (R)