An ambitious young scholar (Omar Metwally) travels to Uruguay to convince a deceased writer's family to award him permission to author a biography. Shaken by the novelist's suicide, his brother (Anthony Hopkins), wife (Laura Linney), and mistress (Charlotte Gainsbourg) are less than enthusiastic about granting his wishes. Director James Ivory's compelling drama (completed two years after producing partner Ismail Merchant's death) co-stars Alexandra Maria Lara, Hiroyuki Sanada. 118 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; "making of" documentary; audio commentary.