Robert, a 91-year-old, set-in-his-ways pensioner, lives on a small allotment in Vienna. When his beloved dog dies during the night, he is determined, despite his failing body, to dig a hole on his property to put his dear friend to rest. He soon realizes he is incapable of the strenuous task, and begrudgingly enlists the services of Adib (Borhanulddin Hassan Zadeh), a migrant from Afghanistan. As the two dredge through prejudices to find common ground, Adib finds ways to pacify Robert, whose humanity briefly surfaces when he becomes concerned about a gaping, unattended wound on Adib's foot. When the situation suddenly becomes life-or-death, their day takes an unexpected turn - with tremendous, irreversible consequences.
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Premiered as part of the Contemporary World Cinema section at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2019. See more