Klaus Kinski stars in this erotic thriller as a multi-millionaire Ulrich, a man driven to the edge by his obsessive fear of ageing and bodily decay. Dr Ben Land is doing research in Amsterdam on ageing. When a colleague commits suicide Land begins to investigate his friend's research. In doing so he gets involved with Tina, who introduces him to Ulrich. As Land and Tina continue their affair, Ulrich's secret past is revealed.