Watch The White Countess
"The White Countess" (2005) is a drama set in Shanghai in the late 1930's. The title character is a Russian countess who has fled the Russian Revolution and is now supporting her family as a dancer in a seedy bar. She meets and falls in love with a blind American who has just opened a swanky night club and hires her to be its hostess. Unfortunately for them, China becomes embroiled in a war with Japan and Shanghai itself is besieged.