Genre: Drama, History, romance, War
Director: James Ivory
Writer: Kazuo Ishiguro
Stars: Natasha Richardson, Lynn Redgrave, Madeleine Potter, Madeleine Daly, John Wood
Countries: United Kingdom, Germany, China, United States
Shanghai. 1936. Crossroads of the world and into this city of political intrigue comes Sofia, a Russian Countess who, with the remains of her family, has been left stateless by the Revolution. Forced by her reduced circumstances to support herself and her family as a bar-girl and taxi dancer, Sofia forms a relationship with Jackson, a blind former diplomat who opens an elegant bar; The White Countess. Their curious relationship matures but they are caught up in the fall of the city to the Japanese invaders.