|Directed by||James Ivory|
|Written by||Ruth Prawer Jhabvala|
Adam Verver (Nick Nolte), a wealthy American widower and discriminating art collector, lives in Europe with his adoring daughter, Maggie (Kate Beckinsale). A romantic web of deceit begins to entangle the family when the unsuspecting Maggie marries Amerigo (Jeremy Northam), a charming but impoverished Italian prince. Soon after, a scandalous secret begins to unfold when Charlotte Stant (Uma Thurman), a beautiful friend of the bride, arrives for a visit. Amerigo and Charlotte were once lovers and their meeting now rekindles flames of desire. Charlotte entrenches herself deeper into the family when she marries Maggie's father, Adam. Now, in this dangerous brew of relationships, passion and lies, one golden bowl holds the clues to the truth.