The Law

The integration of refugees threatens to fail. The Federal Government's hastily expanded integration law therefore obliges the Germans to accommodate refugees into their private homes. By forced admission, everyone with enough living space receives a refugee.

The Neighbours

Three neighbors of the row house complex also receive a donation notice: the racist MS. RAU, who panics at the thought of setting foot in a refugee home; the lesbian do-gooder BETTI, who is looking forward to being able to give a refugee a new perspective, but still hopes that it is not a man; and the over-correct MR. RICHTER, who wants a refugee with a short stay perspective. Mr. Richter convinced the home manager of the refugee accommodation that they could get to know their refugees and then exchange them with each other.

The Refugees

In the crawlspace in the cellar of the refugee accommodation, there is a meeting, which quickly develops into an interrogation of the refugees. The young DJADI from Kosovo speaks German, but is labeled Roma and has to ask questions about the legality of his refugee status. The veiled SAMIRA from Eritrea is exposed as a former government informer. The experiences she describes are perceived as increasingly dramatic, but also less credible. The war-traumatised ABBAS from Syria has to talk about the loss of his wife and child. When he becomes aggressive, even violent, the panicked Ms. Rau knocks him out with pepper spray.

The Visitation

The now bitter, often surreal-comic exchange of blows not only pulls the stories and secrets of the refugees to light, but also reveals the secrets and abysses of the neighbors. In a bizarre way, the suburban idyll of the Germans is destroyed forever and the viewer is faced with a difficult decision at the end.