The White Countess

Lee Pace as Crane
Directed by James Ivory
Written by Kazuo Ishiguro
Release Date: March 31, 2006
Also starring: Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave
Genre: Drama | History | Romance

Set in 1930s Shanghai, where a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd, and sometimes illicit, jobs to support members of her dead husband’s aristocratic family.

Trivia & Facts

• The Countess’ (Natasha Richardson) family included her real-life mother Vanessa Redgrave and aunt Lynn Redgrave.

• In preparation for his role, Ralph Fiennes observed a blind man’s average day with help from the Royal Society for the Blind. During the shoot he would wear special glasses to simulate blindness before each take.

• The racehorse scene uses stock footage taken from Seabiscuit.

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