Sandra Larson applies for a job at a funeral home. She begins as a driver. Taking the hearse through a car wash one day, she surrenders to an urge to kiss and caress the deceased. She finds this exhilarating. She lovingly masters the art of embalming. Alone with attractive dead men, she takes sexual advantage, and likens it to diving into a cold, silent lake. She is addicted.
The only person to whom she admits her secret is Matt, a young med student on leave. He finds her thoroughly fascinating, but cannot break the barrier of her obsession. Their first sexual encounter – her first with a living person – leaves her cold, and she goes directly from his bed to a transcendent experience with one of her lifeless clients. Matt is increasingly torn between his pain at feeling marginalized and his wish to understand her. Sandra increasingly resents his intrusive requests for details, and his attempts to analyze. They drift apart and back together as their love for each other duels with their differences. She is especially angered that he keeps a record of her activities, as if she is a subject for study.
Wanting her to love him like she loves the dead, he tries to enter her world. He asks if he may watch her make love to them. She says no – it's her own private thing. He tells her he'd like to try it himself. She believes his reasons are wrong, and refuses to let him. He dresses in a suit and lies still to attract her. She storms out. One day, she catches him applying macabre makeup. She gently tells him this isn't necessary, but he pushes her away. On a moonlit night, her phone rings. It is Matt. He says only that he loves her, and hangs up. Disturbed by this, she rushes to his candlelit apartment, and finds him verging on killing himself to win her love. In the chaotic aftermath, their love is changed.
The review of this Movie prepared by vjm