Director: James Ivory
Writer: Kazuo Ishiguro, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Stars: John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Caroline Hunt
Countries: United States, United Kingdom
Rule bound head butler Stevens’ (Sir Anthony Hopkins’) world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of housekeeper Miss Kenton (Dame Emma Thompson), who falls in love with him in pre-World War II Britain. The possibility of romance and his master’s cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.