The story takes place in 1962 when McFarlane (Viggo Mortensen Viggo Mortensen) and Colette (Kersten Dunst Kirsten Dunst) are an artist couple who travel to picturesque Greece. In the Acropolis in ancient Greece, the couple met a strange man named Ludar (Oscar Isaac Oscar Isaac), a local tour guide who made a living by petty theft and cheating on food and drink. The difference between McFarlane and Colette attracted Ludar's attention, and the three had dinner together. After that, the couple invited Ludar to visit their hotel. Just then, McFarlane made a request that made Ludar very confused-to help him carry a body. However, Colette reassured Ludar with sweet words and suggested that the three go to Turkey together.