A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist Henry Wilcox and his wife Ruth, and the downwardly mobile working-class Leonard Bast and his mistress Jackie.
- Genre: Drama, Romance
- Studio: Merchant Ivory Productions, Japan Satellite Broadcasting (JSB), Film4 Productions, Sumitomo Corporation, IMAGICA Lab.
- Keyword: london, england, sibling relationship, based on novel or book, empowerment, sister, class differences, english countryside, turn of the century, edwardian england, early 1900s, wealthy family, sister sister relationship
- Cast: Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, Anthony Hopkins, Samuel West, Vanessa Redgrave, Adrian Ross Magenty