Gorgeous. I may have to re-watch, as I didn't unplug the phone.
Greg does a good review of this film, and I don't really think I can add any more to it, except to say I loved Diana Rigg's role, as small as it was. Oh, and beautiful score. I may be purchasing the soundtrack, available on Deutsches Grammophone.
I've read much W. Somerset Maughm, but missed this one. Thank goodness the film wasn't a hack job like The Razor's Edge.