From critically acclaimed writer/director Patricia Rozema, comes the twisting tale of an aspiring young writer who has developed voyeuristic habits. One night, while prowling the backyards of an urban neighbourhood, he witnesses the rape and murder of a woman inside a large glass house. With the help of an eccentric street performer, Zelda (Sheila McCarthy), he discovers that the victim was the popular singer/poet Madeline X (Margot Kidder). Attending her funeral, he notices Jane (Kate Nelligan), a strange, beautiful woman and resolves to pursue her. As the writer falls obsessively in love, he begins to suspect a bizarre link between Jane and the murdered Madelaine X.