Armin Steeb is adrift: just finished with school, living with his middle-class parents, clueless about finding work. He tries connecting with a girl, he engages in risky sex with strangers in public toilets, he goes to job interviews. He also sends an anonymous letter to a local Munich newspaper, claiming responsibility for a fatal road accident. He fitfully pursues notoriety as he goes through life nearly without affect. What will it take to get Armin to smile?
Did You Know?
Of the film, the director has said, "The cloak of intent - however ridiculous - is lighter to bear than the 'meaningless' unhappiness of the world." See more
Stille Nacht/Für Elise
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber
(uncredited) and Joseph Mohr
(uncredited) / Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Benedikt Schiefer See more