Guilt. Conscious. Religion. Love. Loyalty. Hatred.
When we call back the loved and lost ones， does the memory hurt？ Or do we drown ourselves in emotions we used as excuses？ Actions are actions， and sometimes even weaker than words. These boundaries are so vicious and man-made， dying in those times when we were ashamed of bodies melting and were veiled in the mystery of light awakening. One couldnt possibly imagine what it would be like to live in another time， to be the watcher of a remembered history. But does one realize his own existence when drifting along the flow of time？ Does anyone have the perception into where they are or who they are？
Is it really a matter of beliefs？ Or searching for a belief？
Is it， after all， about living， and living to die？
Shall we visit that afternoon at Brideshead？
平民小伙子查尔斯·莱德（马修·古迪 Matthew Goode 饰）怀着一腔梦想进入牛津大学，不久便结识了引人注目的塞巴斯蒂安·弗莱特（本·卫肖 Ben Whishaw 饰），并和他成为好友。塞巴斯蒂安英俊得惊人，又出身豪门，生性满怀敏感和忧愁，他带着查尔斯进入自家豪宅——布赖兹赫德庄园，介绍他认识自己的家人，查尔斯很快迷恋上其姐茱丽叶（海莉·阿特维尔 Hayley Atwell 饰），但茱丽叶迫于母亲压力和天主教徒雷克斯（Jonathan Cake 饰）订婚，令查尔斯恋情无果，而塞巴斯蒂安对查尔斯的感情也只能止于暧昧。十年光阴过去，查尔斯已经是知名画家，在渡轮上偶遇茱丽叶，试图重续旧情再度失败，又得知塞巴斯蒂安已经远走国外。再度回到布赖兹赫德庄园，查尔斯已经是一名军官，大宅已经在战争中彻底破败……