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Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

Summary: Shanghai, 1936 was a crossroads for political intrigue, refugees escaping turmoil, gathering military forces, international business and underworld culture. Two people caught in this maelstrom forge a bond on the brink of the Japanese invasion: a beautiful Russian countess (Richardson), reduced by circumstances to supporting her family as a bar girl and taxi dancer, and a blind former diplomat (Fiennes), devastated by the loss of his family in political violence and disillusioned by the world's inability to make peace. The story revolves around "The White Countess," the elegant nightclub created by the diplomat to shut out the chaos and tragedy that surround him. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Runtime: 135 min
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
Genres: Drama, History, Romance, War
Countries: USA, China, Germany, UK
Languages: English, French, Mandarin
Home Release Date: May 16, 2006
Director Credit
James Ivory Director
Writer Credit
Kazuo Ishiguro Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Natasha Richardson Countess Sofia Belinskya
Ralph Fiennes Todd Jackson
Vanessa Redgrave Princess Vera Belinskya
Cast Credit
Aislín McGuckin Maria
Allan Corduner Samuel Feinstein
Amir Maimon Feinstein Child
Dan Herzberg Frenchman
Dong Fu Lin Taxi Dance Hall Manager
Itay Eltahan Feinstein Child
John Wood Prince Peter Belinsky
Lucy Sutton Feinstein Child
Lynn Redgrave Olga Belinskya
Madeleine Daly Katya
Madeleine Potter Grushenka
Timur Engalychev Feinstein Child
Producer Credit
Andre Morgan Executive Producer
Andreas Grosch Producer: VIP Medienfonds 3
Andreas Schmid Executive Producer: VIP Medienfonds 3
Ben Spencer Assistant Producer
Daqing Wang Executive Producer: Century Hero
Fu Wenxia Executive Producer: Shanghai Film Group
Ismail Merchant Producer
Kai Wong Assistant Producer
Marcus Schöfer Executive Producer: VIP Medienfonds 3
Patrick Ko Executive Producer
Paul Bradley Co-Producer
Rahila Bootwala Associate Producer
Richard Hawley Co-Producer
Simon Oxley Assistant Producer
Tianyan Wang Executive Producer: Shanghai Film Group
Yue-Sai Kan Associate Producer
Zhong-lun Ren Producer: Shanghai Film Group Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: