On a rainy night, three children wait for their father who is late again. When he finally comes home, laden with gifts, they are happy. Father plays the piano, and the youngest daughter dances a ballet. Only the eldest daughter suspects anything is wrong, as she senses her parents’ apprehension. [subtitles, mature]
Director’s Statement: Erich Steiner
In 2009, I saw a theater piece based on the true story of a family from Oberwart (southeastern Austria, near the Hungarian border). The dramatic decision that the adults of the family had to face haunted me for quite some time. While I was doing research on the case, I discovered quite similar and horrifying events had happened in Hungary and other European countries. These cases strengthened my conviction that this was a relevant story that needs to be told!