For the sake of fun and friendship, and a few days under a fiercer
sun, David and Jo Henniger accept the invitation to attend the
annual bacchanal of old acquaintances at their home in the Moroccan
desert. On the road, darkness has descended, directions are vague
and the couple begin to argue. When two young fossil sellers
suddenly appear from the side of the road, hawking their wares,
David - inebriated and irritable - fails to stop the car as it
collides with one of the young men. Meanwhile, festivities at the
house are in full flow. Under the watchful eyes of their Moroccan
staff, the extravagant hosts attend to the whims of their
glittering, insatiable guests as the party rages on into a new day.
The stage is set for a weekend in which David and Jo must come to
terms with their fateful act and its shattering consequences.