The House Of Mirth | 2000

Directed by: Terence Davies

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Main Plot

A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.


  • Gillian Anderson plays the role of Lily Bart, a socialite whose tragic downfall is the central focus of the plot. Gillian Anderson
  • Dan Aykroyd's character in The House of Mirth plays a small but significant role as a friend and love interest to the protagonist. Dan Aykroyd
  • Eleanor Bron's character plays a minor role as a friend of Lily Bart in The House of Mirth. Eleanor Bron

Ending Explained

The House of Mirth, directed by Terence Davies, concludes with Lily Bart, a young woman from high society, facing a series of unfortunate events that lead to her downfall. Unable to secure a wealthy husband, she becomes entangled in scandal and loses her social standing. In the end, Lily tragically takes her own life, highlighting the destructive nature of the upper class society she was a part of.

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Terence Davies Gillian Anderson Dan Aykroyd Eleanor Bron