About

Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets a terminally ill American heiress named Millie traveling through Europe, she comes up with a conniving plan to have both love and wealth.

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Directed by

Iain Softley

Written by

Henry James (Novel)
Hossein Amini (Screenplay)

Runtime

102 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

A couple with everything but money. An heiress with everything but love. A temptation no one could resist.

Cast

Keywords

london based on novel or book forbidden love 1910s british high society privileged life

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role Helena Bonham Carter

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography Eduardo Serra

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design Sandy Powell