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Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2006

PG-13|2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
In 1930s Shanghai, blind American ex-diplomat Todd Jackson (Ralph Fiennes) is a frequenter of the city's seamy underbelly of nightclubs and gambling houses. Todd is infatuated with Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a once-wealthy countess who has taken to dancing and prostitution in order to support herself. With earnings from a horse race, Todd opens an upscale nightclub to cater to Shanghai's wealthy elite, installing Sofia -- "The White Countess" -- as its hostess and spiritual muse.

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave, John Wood, Madeleine Potter, Allan Corduner, Hiroyuki Sanada

Director: James Ivory

Genres: Drama

Production Co: VIP, Merchant Ivory Productions, Mikado Films

Keywords: Bar, Transformation, 1930s, Love, Rise

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