Ulrich Mott is an eccentric and versatile social climber with grandiose plans to affect United States foreign policy. He is encouraged and egged on in his attempts by his strategically chosen wife, the well-connected journalist Elsa Brecht. Mott has a knack for making himself indispensable and impossible to ignore, with an impeccable sense for when to flatter and how to deftly use political jargon to his advantage. The only one seemingly immune to his charms is Elsa's daughter, Amanda, who might simply disapprove of her mother marrying a much younger man or perhaps she senses something more sinister beneath the smooth-talking surface.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
May-December romances -- Fiction.
Wives -- Death -- Fiction.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Bhatia, Amin, actor.
De Carteret, Laura, actor.
Hawkins, Corey, 1988- actor.
Lea, Ron, actor.
Lett, Dan, actor.
Paramount Pictures Corporation, publisher.
Reale, David, 1984- actor.
Redgrave, Vanessa, 1937- actor.
Waltz, Christoph, 1956- actor, film director.