Dark, lyrical fantasy from the directors Stephen and Timothy Quay. On the eve of her wedding, the beautiful opera singer Malvina van Stille (Amira Casar) dies mysteriously, her body being spirited away by the sinister Dr Droz (Gottfried John). Felisberto (Cesar Saracho), an innocent piano tuner, is summoned to Droz's secluded villa so that they can service his strange musical automatons. Little by little, Felisberto learns of the doctor's plan to stage a diabolical opera, and of Malvina's macabre demise. As he secretly conspires to rescue her, Felisberto becomes trapped in the web of Droz's perverse universe.