Afamily gathering on a boat brings a turning point in the life of 39-year-old engineer Markus. When his son Adam (4) returns with a little cut after going for a pee with grandma Renate, Markus remembers for the first time what his mother did to him when he was a child. From now on, Markus and his wife Monika have to face an unthinkable truth and violence that a mother never seemed to be capable of.
FLORIAN EICHINGER began working as a TV editor in the 1990s. He autodidactically learned the craft of writing and directing, supported by several workshops with Mogens Rukov and Wojciech Marczewski. After directing more than 50 commercials and music videos, his theatrical feature films WITHOUT YOU I’M NOTHING (2008) and NORDSTRAND (2013) were invited to numerous international festivals and won several national and international awards. Eichinger’s films question gender stereotypes and aim to explore human complexity against the background of interpersonal conflicts. His film HANDS OF A MOTHER (2016) is the final part of a trilogy about the interlacements of domestic violence.