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.
Director: James Ivory
Writers: Kazuo Ishiguro, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft