In December of 2003, the National Museum of Romance in Tristia, New Jersey, closed its doors due to lack of funding. On December 14, the public came to bid on the artifacts in the museum's permanent collection, fascinated by the stories of passion, yearning, and heartache behind each item. From the longest breakup letter ever written (214 pages), to the movie prop which represented true love for an actress who died knowing it only on the screen, to the dueling sword that spoke to a man's deluded sense of honor, the museum was filled with the evidence of ordinary people who became extraordinary in the thrall of desire. Poignant and awe-inspiring, the artifacts were highly coveted by those who came to buy them that cold winter's day--especially by one secretive and jaded bidder who arrived ready to give up everything to reclaim his past. Based on the book by Soren Narnia.
Read by Julian McLaren Poulter, Jennifer Wydra, Roger Melin, and Markham Anderson
Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com