From the award-winning director of The Sweet Hereafter comes oone of the year's riskiest yet most effective filmo ( Los Angeles Times ). Academy Award<-nominee Bob Hoskins plays his role like " a sadist with a school boys heart " ( Time ), creating a powerful, deeply passionate thriller that pulsates with heart-pounding suspense at every turn. Joseph Hilditch is an eccentric chef who lives in a large country manor. He befriends a young woman named Felicia who has come to town searching for her boyfriend. Felicia is attracted to a seemingly harmless and extremely helpful Hilditch, trusting him, entering his home - and his life - only to discover too late that she is not the first woman this man has taken in - although she may be his last.