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Sleeping Dictionary (2002)
Rating:
Starring: Jessica Alba, Brenda Blethyn, Hugh Dancy, Bob Hoskins, Emily Mortimer, Noah Taylor
Director: Guy Jenkin
Category: Drama
Studio: Warner Bros.
Subtitles:
English
Length:
109 mins

 
 

 

Learn to speak her language

Jessica Alba speaks the language of seduction in this tantalizing story of forbidden love set against the backdrop of the steamy jungles of 1930's Sarawak.

A beautiful tribeswoman (Alba) becomes both concubine and language tutor to a young English colonial (Hugh Dancy), and in the heat of the jungle their passion grows into a forbidden love affair. But the lovers are forced to separate after they are threatened for defying duty and tradition. When the young man returns a year later with his new bride, the heat of passion reunites and intensifies as secrets surface that are as deep and dark as the jungles that those who keep them inhabit.

Also starring Brenda Blethyn, Emily Mortimer, Noah Taylor and Bob Hoskins. The Sleeping Dictionary awakens the passion for true love that extends beyond the boundaries of tradition.