Patrick's father Gerold von Braunmühl, a senior official in the foreign ministry, was killed in 1986 by the militant Left Red Army Faction (RAF). Despite a letter claiming responsibility that was left near the crime scene, the names of the perpetrators remain unknown to this day. Patrick has thus been denied the possibility of engaging with his father's murderers.
Years ago, he had met with Birgit Hogefeld, a detained RAF member, at a detention center. After her release from prison, Patrick hoped for a new chance for a resolution through an encounter under better circumstancesÉ In the film, Patrick finds himself across from someone who has also killed in the name of the RAF: Manfred.