Set in Post-World War II Soviet-Occupied Hungary, "The Housekeeper" tells the true, riveting tale of one Edle Astrup Hubay Cebrian, a prominent Hungarian aristocrat, who must assume the identity of a housekeeper hiding out in her own home in an attempt to reunite with her imprisoned husband. It is ultimately a story of love and survival, focusing on a single woman's relentless bravery in the face of opposition.