In an often-catatonic performance, Ullmann portrays a woman whose husband dies of a heart attack while making love to his mistress. While going through her late husband's belongings, she finds a book of poetry, which leads her to his mistress (Redman), with whom she begins a lesbian
relationship. Burdened with an overly talky script, this Bergmanesque tale lacks the master's keen insight into human foibles. It is also undermined by the miscasting of the fragile Redman in the role of the charmer who seduces both man and wife.