Rita Latte works in middle-management for an unnamed film company, but her dream is to be a famous novelist. At a film screening she’s organized, she meets a man whom she convinces to read her book, and the tale unfolds. In this tale within a tale, we meet “Rita,” a woman who works in film, and her two friends, Margo and Alice. We get to know their boyfriends, Pierre (Rita’s married boss), Bo (Margo’s cop husband), and Paul (Alice’s fiancé). And we learn increasingly more about Rita’s doctor, Michael Skelton, and his wife Lily, unaware of her husband’s horrifying pastime.