From the pen of famed Hungarian novelist Peter Eszterhazy comes this erotic tale of passion and betrayal. Lili, a young gypsy girl, falls madly in love with a dashing salesman who introduces her to lifes sensual pleasures. When Lili discovers he is engaged to another, her life begins to spiral downward into unending sexual liaisons and an unsatisfying marriage. Eszterhazy wrote the novel under the pseudonym Lili Csokonai--the main character--so the story unfolds through her eyes, like an autobiography. The films complex weaving of flashbacks and memories perfectly captures Lilis haunted perspective on her life as does Tibor Mathes beautiful cinematography.