At a formal dinner party in a baronial mansion, a Scottish man delivers a ghost story to a group of silent guests. The story recounts the tale of soldiers Celia and Joe, a young couple who are serving together in an unnamed war. Returning on leave, the couple arrive at a nervously arranged homecoming party. To the horror of their guests, Joe and Celia emerge as violently disfigured ghosts, and they dance a frenzied 'waltz' with each other. The couple return to active service, and yet Joe and Celia come back, year after year, to dance the same deathly dance. Written in an entirely circular format, the film runs on an endlessly recurring loop in the gallery space.