18 certificateThe Pillow Book is a Film programme that first aired in 1996 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Pillow Book is a 3 star programme

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The Pillow Book (1996)

Directed by
Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway's film, using graphics, subtitles and superimpositions is a feast for the eye but the story itself is equally absorbing. Nagiko who has a fetish for calligraphy on the human body meets ideal soul-mate Jerome, an English translator sent to Japan.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1996

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: France/UK/Netherlands

Filmed in Colour


Vivian Wu...Nagiko
Yoshi Oida...The Publisher
Ken Ogata...The Father
Hideko Yoshida...The Aunt and The Maid
Image for Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor...Jerome
Judy Ongg...The Mother
Ken Mitsuishi...The Husband
Yutaka Honda...Hoki
Barbara Lott...Jerome's Mother
Miwako Kawai...Young Nagiko
Lynne Langdon...Jerome's sister
Chizuru Ohnishi...Young Nagiko
Shiho Takamatsu...Young Nagiko
Aki Ishimaru...Young Nagiko
Hisashi Hidaka...Calligrapher