Three siblings in their prime years and all of them unexpectedly stuck in a crisis: Stefan, womanizer and successful pilot loses his job, his sister Julia so much involves with a stray dog that it endangers her marriage, and house husband Tobias suddenly has to look not only after his children but also after his stubborn old parents. The companionship of the siblings seems to work but they still mostly live parallel lives.
People that are thrown out of their settled prosperous paths, warmth that is perceptible only seldom and between the lines – Edward Bergers film is a thoroughly composed symphony with slow, quiet pictures, absurd moments and escalating situations. That his figures every now and then make a fool of themselves only shows that they have to start rethinking. Family in this process is sometimes catalyser, sometimes a strong hold.