Where is Johanna Frey? Separated from her family and sold into indentured labor, young Luisa embarks on a search for her sister. But soon two gendarmes encounter a dead body. And while the gendarmes try to uncover the motives, Luisa sets out on a journey between revenge and redemption.
Time stands still just before a terrible car accident. The two motorists get out and see, frightened, the drama that will take place in a fraction of a second. A surreal negotiation follows between a stressed family man and a glib misfit.