The film is set in New York City in the 1990s. Yakin, a native New Yorker, shot the film in 25 days and financed it himself.
Death in Love, ostensibly is about the family of a Holocaust survivor (Bisset), who used sex to save her own life in the concentration camp.
Boaz Yakin's Death in Love is a fascinating mess -- sprawling, passionate, conflicted, confused, contrary. The subject: a family of unhappy, dissatisfied, controlling people in New York.