The White Countess

TitleThe White Countess
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsIvory, James
Running Time135 min
Date Released12/21/2005
DistributorSony Pictures Classics
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

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.

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