Jessica Alba speaks the language of seduction in this tantalizing story of forbidden love set against the backdrop of the steamy jungles of 1930s 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, theheat of passion reignites 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 passionfor true love that extends beyond the boundaries of tradition.