The sleeping dictionary



Provider: hoopla


[United States] : Warner Bros., 2003
Made available through hoopla
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 109 min.)) : sd., col
MWT14428401, 14428401

Directed by Guy Jenkin

Hugh Dancy, Jessica Alba, Brenda Blethyn, Emily Mortimer, Noah Taylor, Eugene Salleh, Junix Inocian, Bob Hoskins

Set in the 1930s in the remote rainforest of Borneo, The Sleeping Dictionary tells the story of the tempestuous and forbidden love affair between a young Englishman and a beautiful Iban tribeswoman. When John Truscott (Hugh Dancy - Black Hawk Down) takes a job in the British colonial outpost of Sarawak in Malaysia, he is given a native servant, Selima (Jessica Alba - TV's "Dark Angel"), who not only teaches him the local language but also shares his bed. This accepted custom is monitored closely by John's crusty superior, Henry Bullard, and Bullard's wife, Aggie, to ensure that no romantic attachments occur. When John and Selima fall openly and passionately in love, both the colonial authorities and the native population turn against them, setting in motion a chain of events that test the couple's resolve to the very limit

Rated R

Mode of access: World Wide Web

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