Two brothers try to climb out of the shadow of their Holocaust survivor mother's (Jacqueline Bissett) dark past and the love affair she conducted with a brutal Nazi concentration camp doctor. Decades after their mother's experience, which left her blurring the lines between pleasure and pain, the sons' lives reverberate with the emotional damage. One is a sharp, charming, intensely sexual but loveless con artist working in an exploitative modelling agency, while carrying on a carnally extreme relationship with his boss. The other is a brilliant but reclusive pianist locked in a compulsive, co-dependent relationship with this mother and unable to venture from the house. What burdens do the survivors of those who survived carry and can they break the cycle? Sin. Suffer. Repeat?