Development aid worker Dorothea begins an affair with a young drifter, Alec, but what starts as sweet distraction brings her dangerously close to losing control.
Dorka Gryllus, Jim Broadbent, Maria Furtwängler, Barbara Bouchet, Philippe Jacq, Michael Grimm, Yuki Iwamoto
Phillip Kaminiak, Alexander Scherer
In a luxury hotel surrounded by tanks somewhere in the Arab conflict zone, German development aid worker Dorothea is busy coordinating aid projects and fundraising: with charity receptions und gala dinners she successfully woos the potential donors for support. Dorothea’s prowess in this arena is partly fuelled by alcohol, which keeps her on her party feet and also helps to keep the gnawing occupational cynicism at bay. She embarks on an affair with a much younger drifter, Alec, who happily accepts her material support as “payment in kind”. But what begins as a sweet distraction brings Dorothea dangerously close to losing control.