A forbidden love. An unthinkable attraction. The ultimate price.
Humbert Humbert (Jeremy Irons) is a remarkable man with a poisonous wound: the indelible memory of a fated childhood love and a haunting urge to rediscover its lost passion. When he encounters Charlotte Haze (Melanie Griffith) a voluptuous widow with romantic plans of her own, it is her nymph daughter, Lolita (Dominique Swain), who ultimately wins Humbert's affection, testing his demons and satisfying his secret desires with disastrous results.