Behind an opulent and jovial façade a cauldron brimming with resentment, violence and betrayal is bubbling away. How long before the toxic content bubbles over and destroys everything in its path? Four women, slowly drinking their way into dread, fear and truth await the arrival of a man who is to rescue them from their fate. But will he ever arrive? Based on the last days of the Romanian dictator Ceausescu, Splendour shines a light on the aftermath of decades of tyranny and enforced alliances.