The art world and the underworld collide in director Giuseppe Capotondi's elegant and erotic neo-noir thriller, "The Burnt Orange Heresy".
Set in present-day Italy, irresistibly charismatic art critic James Figueras (Claes Bang) hooks up with provocative and alluring fellow American, Berenice Hollis (Elizabeth Debicki). He's a classic anti-hero in the making with a charm that masks his deep ambition, whilst she's an innocent touring Europe, enjoying the freedom of being whoever she wishes. The new lovers travel to the lavish and opulent Lake Como estate of a powerful art collector, Cassidy (Mick Jagger).
Their host reveals he is the patron of Jerome Debney (Donald Sutherland), the reclusive J.D. Salinger of the art world, and he has a simple request: for James to steal a Debney masterpiece from the artist's studio, whatever the cost.
As the couple spend time with the legendary Debney, they start to realize that nothing about artist nor their mission is what it seems. But James is a man of deep, lurking ambition and he will do anything, from arson and burglary to murder, in order to further his career...