The Sleeping Dictionary Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for The Sleeping Dictionary the Movie

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In the 1930s, young Englishman John Truscott (Dancy) is newly arrived to take up his government post in Sarawak, Malaysia (where the movie was filmed). Governor Henry Bullard (Hoskins) tells Truscott that he will only be able to educate the native Iban population by learning their language and customs, so he arranges for the beautiful half-breed Selima (Alba) to become John's tutor. But John is not suppose to fall in love with the girl. Beautiful but slow-moving and that's a body double in Alba's love scenes.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 109 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Island Fare, Period Piece: 1930s, Romantic Drama
Guy Jenkins
Hugh Dancy, Jessica Alba, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn, Emily Mortimer, Noah Taylor
Martin Fuhrer
Guy Jenkins
Simon Boswell

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