The less you know about The Painted Veil before you see it, the better. All I will tell you is that it is a beautiful and riveting story, with incredible cinematography and acting and a haunting score (which won a Golden Globe). I can't believe the film didn't get a wider release, but if you didn't see it in the teeny art theater in your area, get thee to Netflix immediately.
Edward Norton and Naomi Watts produced as well as star in this film, which gets a 10 out of 10 on my scale. (And boys, this is not a chick flick.)