Hamburg 1970. Fritz Honka (Jonas Dassler) is a dull, although an unusually ugly man. Like everyone else, he would also like to have closer relations with the opposite sex, but whether due to the insecurity caused by his looks or as a result of alcoholism, he suffers from impotence and in helpless rage his dates tend to end in brutal murders.
Fatih Akin tells us a serial killer story based on real life events. Germany is a desolate wasteland where people are like lost shadows who drink to forget.
Akin’s manner of depicting Germany here is reminiscent of the style of the 1970s’ new German cinema directors who saw Germany and its inhabitants as suffering from post-traumatic stress for a long time after the end of the war.
Subtitles: Estonian, Russian