a film by Michael Kofler
The dream of studying arts within reach, following the bomb attacks in 1961 in South Tyrol, introverted Paul suddenly faces the duty of supporting the young family of his older brother Anton, a fugitive terrorist.
Anna, Anton’s wife, initially supports her husband but becomes increasingly disillusioned in the face of the erupting chaos. Meanwhile, Paul is blackmailed by the Italian police to sell out his brother.
Anton becomes further radicalised, and Paul and Anna increasingly distance themselves from him as they speak out together against the violence. Paul has to decide between his affection for Anna, his loyalty to his brother and his dream of the arts.
When Anton commits a deadly attack, Paul stands up to him and saves the life of an Italian policeman. But the spiral of violence keeps on turning. In the aftermath, Anna leaves the farm and moves with the kids to the city, where she starts a new life. Paul stays on the farm, determined to speak out against violence in the future.