To pay off her father's overwhelming debt, Elisabeth Laurier (Sophie Marceau) agrees to conceive a child with British aristocrat Charles Godwin (Stephen Dillane) -- whose paralyzed wife can't bear children -- and give him the baby once it's born. Seven years later, when Godwin's sister-in-law, Constance (Lia Williams), hires Elisabeth as a governess, she's reunited with her daughter, Louisa (Dominique Belcourt).
Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell.
A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.
The Narrator (Woody Allen) tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the radio stars.