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The White Countess (2005)

2 Ratings: 2.0
Art House & International movie directed by James Ivory

A stellar cast and an intricate script enhance this last film from the elegant producing/directing team of Merchant/Ivory (creators ofA Room with a View,Howards End, and more). Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson,Patty … see full wiki

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Director: James Ivory
2 reviews about The White Countess (2005)
review by . May 24, 2006
In their final collaboration, "The White Countess," directors James Ivory and Ismail Merchant, careen away from the British manor house scene and opt for teeming populations and exotic vistas of pre WW2 Shanghai. With a team like the multi-layered Ralph Fiennes and three of the incomparable Redgraves,, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, the resulting film although lush and ripe with all the right ingredients for a Masterpiece Theatre type winner, pauses in momentum too often, …
review by . May 17, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
The team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro will unfortunately never offer another special film. THE WHITE COUNTESS is all the more meaningful as it was their last effort. While many viewers find this 138 minute film boring and plotless, there is a flavor here that could only be captured by this team.     Shanghai, 1936. While the disruptions in global existence created by World War I have created fearful evacuees of many countries to the old city of Shanghai, …
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