In October 1913, a group of aristocratic men and women gather for a shooting party at an estate in the heart of the British countryside. Assured and opulent, they move through the elaborate rituals of an Edwardian England country house-party. They dine, they shoot, gossip, flirt and are discreetly adulterous. As members of the privileged elite, they practice an etiquette largely imposed by the late King Edward VII - anything goes, just as long as it does not threaten the established order or offend accepted morality. But times are charging. The values that have ordered their glittering world will no longer have any meaning in the new age about to dawn.