It is the turn of the century in Paris and a scandalous romp is about to take place. The ravishing Lea contemplates retirement from her renowned stature as Paris’s most envied seductress to the rich and famous. Her plans are cut short when she is approached by a former courtesan rival, the barb-throwing gossip Charlotte Peloux, who encourages Lea to teach her 19-year-old son, Cheri, a thing or two about women. This results in power struggles over sex, money, age and society with Cheri refusing to grow up and Lea who realizes she cannot stay young forever.

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Rupert Friend

Genre: Costume drama