Gabriele d'Annunzio’s passionate novel is brought to life in Luchino Visconti's final masterpiece. In 19th century Italy, Tullio (Giancarlo Giannini) grows bored with his wife, Giuliana (Laura Antonelli), and neglects her for his mistress, Countess Teresa Raffo (Jennifer O'Neill).
When mob leader Zhou Zenong (Hu Ge) kills a cop, a bounty is placed on his head, forcing him on the lam from the police and gangsters out for the reward. Hiding out at the Wild Goose Lake, Zhou becomes entangled with an enigmatic woman with mysterious intentions of her own.
The New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael battled to make her mark – fueled by brilliance, unshakable self-confidence, a complicated past, and a deep love of the arts. This unvarnished portrait looks at the turbulent life and work of this controversial figure.