Nicolas Roeg's thriller, based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier, follows a married couple as they attempt to recover from the death of their young daughter.
John Baxter (Donald Sutherland) and his wife Laura (Julie Christie) are staying in Venice in an attempt to find relief after the drowning of their daughter Christine (Sharon Williams) in a tragic accident.
However, the city appears to have an unfortunate effect upon the grieving John, who experiences visions of a red-coated child resembling his daughter.
The couple also happen across a pair of sisters who claim to have had visions of their daughter.
According to the sisters, Christine has been trying to contact John in an attempt to warn him that something terrible is about to happen...