In Kyoto, Japan, in the 1970's, a calligrapher delicately writes a birthday greeting on his daughter's face. When she grows up, Nagiko (Vivian Wu) remembers the event with much affection and excitement and begins a search for an ideal calligrapher-lover who will use her whole body as his personal paper. After much unfulfilled searching, she meets Jerome (Ewan McGregor), an English translator, who convinces her that she should be the pen and not the paper. She should write on his body and he will deliver her manuscripts, on his skin, to a publisher. However, the plan works too well and jealousy begins to rip through their passionate relationship with dramatic and devastating effect.
Ewan McGregor naked
- The Pillow Book review by TB
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If you want to watch a young Ewan McGregor naked - this is the opportunity! It's about calligraphy in this European/Japanese production - paper isn't used, only male skin and much of it. You could get the impression it's only an excuse to show nude men, but maybe I didn't get the idea?! The plot is, however, fascinating but isn't dwelled on.