Jessica Alba (Selima)Brenda Blethyn (Aggie)Hugh Dancy (John Truscott)Bob Hoskins (Henry)Christopher Ling Lee Ian (Jasmine)Junix Inocian (Famous)Michael Jessing Langgi (Melaka)Mano Maniam (Policeman)K.K. Moggie (Tipong)Emily Mortimer (Cecil)Cicilia Anak Richard (Jester Woman)Malcolm Rogers (Vicar)Eugene Salleh (Belansai)Noah Taylor (Neville)Kate Helen White (Mandar)Prang (Famous Monkey)
A young Englishman is sent to Malaysian Borneo in the 1930s to stay with a tribe as UK's colonial representative. A local woman (J.Alba) helps him understand local tradition and language. He falls in love with her etc. despite the taboo.