For Lynn, being a maid in a hotel is the perfect job – since the young woman regards cleaning as a true calling. Since this is normally done when the guests are absent, the shy and slightly compulsive protagonist of "Das Zimmermädchen Lynn" ("The Chambermaid Lynn") can keep her distance to others while still prying into their lives. She even spends one night every week hidden under a guest's bed, following his every move. Until the night she witnesses dominatrix Chiara (Lena Lauzemis) at work, and – utterly fascinated – books her for herself. The two unlikely woman begin an intimate relationship, and Lynn gradually learns to be close to another person. Just like Lynn keeps the world around her at arm's length, Ingo Haeb's mise-en-scène has the viewers take a distanced look at the story – by using rigidly composed and clearly defined shots, which are made even more artificial by their dubbed soundtrack. For her uncompromising performance as Lynn, Vicky Krieps was awarded the Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino.