A young governess learns that children aren't the only ones
who need to be disciplined. A house in Hampstead, present
day. Behind a faade of cultured respectability lies a world
of decadent indulgence and dark eroticism. Cassandra's
sheltered life is transformed when she becomes governess to
the Baron's children. He draws her into games where lust can
feed on the erotic charge of submission - games where only
he knows the rules and where unusual pleasures can flourish.