When Georg loses his job, he conceals the fact from his younger wife Johanna, who wants a child with him. Instead, he embarks upon a campaign of revenge against his former boss and begins to renovate a roller-coaster with an old school friend.
A man who accused a catholic bishop of abusing him when he was a child dies in the Austrian city Salzburg. Everyone except his widow and the eccentrical detective Simon Brenner keeps silent and believes that the man killed himself.
Two urban couples in their 30s decide to help Pavel, a Russian friend in trouble, escape to Austria. Though initially thrilled by the adventure, they soon find the foundations of their friendships and relationships are threatened.
Two souls with a common purpose clash. Shot mainly in Amsterdam the story has a nice backdrop to the serious subject matter. The story of each character is revealed bit by bit until the viewer has an understanding of the motives of each. The actors do their bit - both believable, never shallow or crass and giving the theme of the film the thoughtfulness and respect it deserves. Humour and pathos delivered well.
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