Adam and Magda are a happily married couple, most of the time. Magda has been known to play around, and Adam doesn't mind. In fact it rather turns him on. But they do have their quarrels - what with Adam being so faddish and his lovely wife being so house-proud of their quaint and secluded country cottage. His latest obsession - with the circus - inspires him to restore a dilapidated animal cage, and having the beastly thing cluttering up the love nest sparks another spat of bickering. The petty squabbling soon comes to an end, however, when their would-be rural idyll is shattered by the arrival of three uninvited and malevolent 'guests.' Suffused throughout with an atmosphere of unspeakable menace, The Cage is a tale of fear, fornication, seduction and submission in which dark and shameful passions are aroused and a mundane item of circus equipment becomes an apparatus for humiliation and torment.