After serving a “life-long” prison sentence, the murderer Becker is released. He has only one purpose: to start a new life and finally leave the terrible act from the past behind. Becker finds a job, friends and, in the lonely cleaning woman Rita, even a woman who is interested in him. One day, however, he is completely surprised by his past: the widower Dahlmann stands before him, the man whose wife and child he had shot 18 years ago – a tragic ending of a burglary. Apparently, Dahlmann knows everything about the ex- prisoner and his new life. Becker leaves nothing untried to soothe the stalker, begging him to leave him in peace. But Dahlmann wants revenge – and Becker realizes that there is apparently only one way to protect the people who are close to him from this revenge.
LARS HENNING was born in 1976 in Hamburg. After working in script and continuity and as a director’s assistant, he studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Active as a freelance director and screenwriter, his films include: the shorts SCARLETT IS GONE (1995), BETTZEIT (1996), GIRL YOU PUT ME (1998), DIE PRAGER PARANOIA (2000), KOSLOWSKI (2005), WRONG SIDE (music video, 2005), SECURITY (2006), DRIVING ÉLODIE (2009), OSHIMA (2010), KALTFRONT (TV, 2013), and the feature END OF THE SEASON (2016).
Berlinale 2017 (Perspektive Deutsches Kino)