Art rep Walter Breen commissions a cruel portrait of his cheating wife Ester. In a rage Ester fights Walter's efforts at divorce.
As the couple battles, they drag portrait painter Bluster Dabro and Ester's boyfriend Peter Jepsen across the thin line separating fetish and paranoia.
Ester becomes fearful someone is trying to kill her.
Under deadline pressure to finish a review of the portrait, art critic Jonathan Heck encourages the audience to consider if the evidence regarding attempts to murder Ester is real or from her imagination.
Peter repeatedly saves Ester at the last minute in an effort to gain her love. Or is he behind the attempts?