Based on Leo Tolstoy's book and inspired by Beethoven opus of the same title, The Kreutzer Sonata is about couple Edgar and Abbey who met, fell in love and live a life of bliss with 2 kids. Until boredom and ennui visite Abbey, who wanted her life back, her friends and her cultural milieu. When a violinist was Introduced to Edgar for a charity program in some Third World country, he found the opportunity to have him paired with his pianist wife, in the hope of addressing her domestic woes. One thing led to another and Edgar found himself consumed with jealousy and tormented with his insecurity. And perhaps, addled by the story behind Beethoven's composition. Director Bernard Rose is a revelation but still several steps behind Hitchcock.