In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover besides his diplomatic wife, the French princess Isabel, not an acceptable lady at court but the ambitious Piers Gaveston, who uses his favor in bed even to wield political influence - the stage is set for a palace revolt which sends the gay pair from the throne to a terminal torture dungeon.
An elderly woman learns that she is dying of cancer. She and her husband leave their small farm on the Isle of Skye to visit their children to inform them of the news. During the journey, the couple rediscover their love for each other.
The tantalizing beauty and vivacity of the irresistible Maddalena has a devastating effect on nearly every man she meets - sometimes with unfortunate fatal results for those concerned. Everywhere she goes, Maddalena leaves a trail of bodies behind her, but it's not her fault really - it's just that men find it very, very, easy to fall in love (or lust) with her.
Madeleine Severn is a teacher and a virgin in a small town searching for Mr. Right. She falls in love with Bernard, a fellow teacher but is being stalked by Paul, a student. Is he the serial killer on the loose in London and who will be his next victim? The tension mounts in this murder mystery with a real twist in its tail.
Alexander (Alan Cumming) is a young, emotionally-repressed Scot who, upset by his Czechoslovakian mother's death, journeys to Prague to scatter her ashes and track down a piece of film that contains the only existing footage of his family.
Maria is a dancer who becomes pregnant, unexpectedly, and has to decide whether or not to keep the baby. When her live-in boyfriend, who is not the father, admits to cheating on her, she kicks him out. Still unable to decide what to do, she imagines a dialogue with the fetus.
Joseph K. awakes one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told what he is charged with, and despite being "arrested," is allowed to remain free and go to work. But despite the strange nature of his arrest, Joseph soon learns that his trial, however odd, is very real, and tries desperately to spare himself from the court's judgement.
Helen's husband died tragically. She's seeking her satisfaction somewhere in a little Irish village. She begins to paint again and meets with a restorer, who works on the local railway station building. They fall in love "very slowly" but their pasts shade this close connection ...