Set in Romania during a time of great social turmoil, this gritty political drama stars Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson as a newlywed couple entering the country for the first time. Branagh plays Guy, a hopeless optimist who is easily swayed in his views. When he starts hanging out with British members of the Secret Service, he becomes embroiled in some death-defying schemes that irretrievably alter his life. His wife, Harriett (Thompson) is none too pleased at these events, and their marriage hits the rocks as the daredevil tendencies of Guy upset the equilibrium in their relationship. Based on a true story, FORTUNES OF WAR is a fascinating glimpse into lives torn apart by the changing social fortunes of a country in turmoil.