Synopsis by Mark Deming
This tense German drama concerns Jan (Steffan Wink), a law student who works in his spare time as an assistant for a judge. One night, he tells his girlfriend Christine (Jule Ronstedt) that he no longer loves her and storms out, ending up in a park. He hears a woman scream and moments later discovers a corpse in the bushes. Jan immediately tries to call the police, but he's interrupted by a man named Tony (Fatih Akin) who is panicky, covered in blood, insists he can explain everything -- and will kill himself if Jan doesn't give him five minutes to tell his side of the story. Jan ends up spending most of the night listening to Tony's convoluted story as he's guided from one part of the city to another. Meanwhile, Christine hits the streets looking for Jan and is given a ride by Kraus (Axel Milberg), a middle-aged man who isn't happy with his marriage and is looking for love (or whatever is available) from Christine.
corpse, judge, law-student, story, break-up [romantic], girlfriend