The White Countess

(USA/Great Britain/China/Germany, 2005, 134 minutes)

In 1936 Shanghai, a blind American diplomat befriends a white Russian countess working as a taxi dancer to support her extended family. Sweeping period melodrama that is at once epic in scale and intimate in story, exquisitely handled and performed. This was the final collaboration between American director James Ivory and Indian producer Ismail Merchant, partners for over 30 years, who died during completion of the film in London.

Sony Pictures Classics, Merchant Ivory Productions and Shanghai Film Group Corporation present a VIP Medienfonds 3/White Countess Productions production with the participation of Peter Elson/Global Cinema Group, Rising Star and China Film Co-Production Corporation. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Hiroyuki Sanada, Lynn Redgrave, Allan Corduner, Ying Da, Madeleine Daly, Dan Herzberg, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Lee Pace, Madeleine Potter, Pierre Seznec, Luoyong Wang, John Wood. Directed by James Ivory; produced by Ismail Merchant; producer for Shanghai Film Group Corporation, Ren Zhonglun; producer for VIP Medienfonds 3, Andreas Grosch; written by Kazuo Ishiguro; music by Richard Robbins; director of photography, Christopher Doyle; production designer, Andrew Sanders; costume designer, John Bright; film editor, John David Allen.


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