- The nobleman Henrik L. checks in at the Grand Hotel with his family. However the reason for his visit is rather unpleasant: his son is seriously ill and needs treatment. Troubled by their sickly son’s condition and the international stock market crash the couple faces hard times. Frustrated and lonesome Henrik makes the acquaintance of the flamboyant femme fatale Asta Nielsen the famous silent movie star at the hotel bar.and Henrik quickly falls for her intoxicating flirtations and commits adultery. Who killed Asta Nielsen ?