Topkapi Films, Family Affair Films, Zentropa, VPRO
Marian, a middle-aged nurse, devotes herself to her patients like a saint. Sometimes she even takes on the role of redeemer, by helping the gravely ill to the comforting orderliness of ultimate silence. When she crosses paths with a neighbor through an act of shared voyeurism, she becomes fascinated by him. Faced with the fragility of these newfound emotions, Marian surrenders to her human needs.