Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthias inheritance from her deceased grandfather, the only item shes received is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War.
This film-within-a-film is set behind the scenes of a wacky horror film where a romance blooms between characters Rosenthal, who suffers from neurofibromatosis (an affliction that causes tumors to grow around nerves), and a beautiful blind woman, Mabel; who, upon miraculously regaining her eyesight, is unable to cope with the appearance of her lover. In between scenes, the actors on set discuss beauty, disfigurement, and cosmetic surgery.
Loving girlfriend, family fortune, breakout movie role: hes got it all. Until an app awakens a powerful new yearning. While in Rome to shoot his first movie, Niccolò becomes obsessed and sent into a self-destructive spiral.