Joachim is 25 years old. His charming smile veils the daily battle he fights within himself as he struggles to manage a heroin addiction. He smokes everyday and tries to quit almost every other. He hates the drug and the control it has over him, but it removes his pain. His loneliness. After years locked in a cycle of abuse, Joachim is on the verge of a breakdown. He gets an unexpected call from his ex-girlfriend, Maria. She's been arrested and is worried about their 5-year-old son, Lukas. Joachim hasn't seen Lukas since he was born, and she begs Joachim to take care of Lukas until she's released. Without much of a choice and thinking it will only be for a few hours, Joachim agrees. To his own surprise Joachim wants to keep Lukas. He wants a reason to be the person he thinks he is - a responsible man. A sober man. A father.
This movie has no stereotypical hardcore drug environment with firearms and outlaws but it has so much more. It has a heart. I enjoy watching a movie that shows the human being and not just a cliché filled criminal world. The main character has a life next to his addiction and this is where the story becomes realistic and interesting. It shows the importance of human relationships and how much it means to the choices we make in life.
The actors do a great job and the director has managed to tell a believable and touching story. 8/10
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