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Duration: 2 hours

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.

Last on

Wed 11 Dec 2013 01:20 BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only

Credits

Walter Fane
Edward Norton
Kitty Fane
Naomi Watts
Charlie Townsend
Liev Schreiber
Waddington
Toby Jones
Mother Superior
Diana Rigg
Colonel Yu
Anthony Wong
Mary
Sally Hawkins
Director
John J Curran
Writer
Ron Nyswaner
Producer
Sara Colleton
Producer
Jean-Francois Fonlupt
Producer
Edward Norton
Producer
Naomi Watts
Producer
Bob Yari
Composer
Alexandre Desplat
Director of photography
Stuart Dryburgh

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