Plagued by guilt and longing for death, a young man finds a new will to live through a stranger′s interest and sympathy. When his girlfriend is also drawn into the stranger′s orbit, the delicate balance of their relationships is about to be tragically upset.
It is 1993, and the sleepy former East-German border town where Jim and Elise live has changed little since Germany′s reunification. The two are in love; beyond that, they′re bored. Jim, who never knew his parents, is an auto mechanic. As he races his car down the deserted roads, he dreams of the perfect death: a head-on collision while passionately kissing Elise. Instead, he accidentally runs over and kills a friend. Elise grows even more apprehensive when Jim moves in with a stranger who′s rented a house in town. The man, who says he′s an American named Frank, claims to be writing a script - and wants Jim to help him.
Flattered by the attention, Jim grows close to Frank, which arouses Elise′s jealousy. Seeking to defuse the tension, Frank invites the young couple to the coast. There, however, the trio′s increasingly complex relationship takes an unexpected turn when Jim catches Frank and Elise in a compromising situation and rushes off into the night - before being able to find out that Frank was telling her his true identity and the true purpose of his visit...
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