As the dark specter of the Nazis settles over Germany, two wealthy and educated brothers are suddenly thrust into the rising tide of war. Karl, a former soldier and successful businessman, dutifully answers the call to defend his country, while contemplative academic Gerhard is coerced into informing for the Gestapo. Soon the brothers are serving in the SS, and as Hitler's hateful agenda brings about unspeakable atrocities, they find themselves with innocent blood on their hands.
"A slightly dark story"
After Peter Körber is stabbed to death in Berlin, his son, Andreas, leaves Denmark, where he was raised by his mother and stepfather, and travels to that once-divided city to uncover the brutal truth. In his search to know this complete stranger, Andreas hopes to come to grips with his own identity crisis, stalled academic career, and failed relationship. But what kind of man was his father? A complicated portrait begins to emerge concerning Peter's role in the German Democratic Republic before reunification.
Ungkommunisten Elisabeth vender i 1975 hjem til Danmark fra en partiskole i DDR. I maven baerer hun østtyske Peter Körbers barn. 30 år senere rejser deres søn, Andreas, for første gang til Berlin. Han er flygtet fra sit universitetsspeciale og fra et kuldsejlet forhold med en rigtig god undskyldning: Hans far er blevet myrdet! Andreas' flugt bliver en rejse til en fremmed og ukendt by, på jagt efter den far, han aldrig har mødt, en opdagelsesrejse i fortiden - og lidt efter lidt også en jagt på hans egen identitet.