A determined young American filmmaker in Hollywood sets out to make a film based upon a "true" crime story involving an older North Carolina politico and his much younger staffer, who may or may not be his lover. Was she the victim of his $100 million dollar kickback scheme? Or was she the femme fatale who drove him down this path that led to the death of a decorated police officer and to their double suicide pact? These are the questions haunting the young filmmaker and his immersion in the mystery only deepens when, after turning down every major young actress in Hollywood, he casts an unknown to play the young woman at the heart of the story. She also turns out to be an unknown whose own personal tale is as murky as the yarn he's trying to tell. And more than the heart of the story, she becomes much more to his own heart and to his quest to make "art" out of "truth." Stars Shannyn Sossamon, Dominique Swain, Cliff Young, Waylone Payne
Dominique Swain,Tygh Runyan,Cliff De Young,Shannyn Sossamon,John Diehl,Waylon Payne
There's a murky tenuous balance between reality and fiction particularly when it involves a beautiful young woman, murder, a powerful politico, a missing fortune and suicide.
A passionate filmmaker, creating a film based upon a true crime, casts an unknown mysterious young woman bearing a disturbing resemblance to the femme fatale in the story. He finds himself unsuspectingly drawn into a complex web of haunting intrigue, obsessed with the woman, the crime, her possibly notorious past and the disturbing complexity between art and truth.
From the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina to Verona, Rome and London, new truths are revealed and clues to other crimes and passions, darker and even more complex are uncovered.