In Greek mythology and the Odyssey, Circe is a beautiful and powerful enchantress who uses her gifts to lure men into her lair to then turn them into animals. The Circe of this feature film is Delia, a beautiful but mysterious woman whose two previous suitors died unexpectedly while courting her, one of a heart condition and the other of suicide. Despite neighborhood rumors that implicate Delia as the cause of these tragedies, Mario finds himself inexplicably drawn to her. Their courtship occurs, primarily, in Delias oppressively dark house, which she seldom leaves. Delia alternately brings Mario close to her while, at the same time, withdraws from his advances. As their courtship progresses, Delia cannot escape from her obsession and, perhaps, guilt over the past, leaving the viewer to wonder whether she is victim or victimizer.