A very old woman wants to have dinner with her friends. As they are all dead, the butler has to play the role of every guest.
Teenager James Greville has lived in children's homes his whole life, so he is surprised when a Great Uncle invites him to his country manor for a holiday. While exploring the sprawling Greville Lodge he soon discovers that it has many secrets.
The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a blind American diplomat named Jackson (Ralph Fiennes), who asks Sofia to be the centerpiece of the world he wants to create.
A Russian countess stows away in the stateroom of a married U.S. diplomat bound for New York.
The impotent count Anatol loves to photograph his wife Verena, while she is having fun with other men. Everything changes when Verena falls in love with Toni, a young auto mechanic.