A young man has an affair with a married woman. He is terrified her husband will challenge him to a duel and kill him. At a party, he flirts with a girl who believes she is truly loved.

Life seems full of joy. The doorbell rings. The husband enters the room.

Based on Schnitzler's play Liebelei, Sweet Nothings captures the power of sexual longing, the cruelty of tradition and the vulnerability of those in love.

Cast includes Hayley Carmichael (Told By An Idiot), Natalie Dormer (Anne Boleyn, The Tudors), Tom Hughes (upcoming films Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and Cemetery Junction), Jack Laskey (As You Like It, The Globe), David Sibley (Cruel and Tender at Young Vic) and Andrew Wincott (The Archers).