Suddenly, life comes to a halt. Successful lawyer Thea (Katharina Böhm) is called away from her desk in Hamburg to visit her mother (Ruth Drexel), who has suffered a stroke. This means, first of all, having to make a trip back to her home, a Bavarian village, where Thea does not represent the successful career woman, but has still remained mother's "Dorle." The eloquent lawyer is hopelessly overwhelmed in dealing with her mother and reacts jealously to the smart physiotherapist Kemal (Seyfi Oelmez), who finds the right words in the rehab clinic and slowly reestablishes a bond between mother and daughter. Gradually, both dare to take steps towards each other again. What should have been addressed a long time ago is finally spoken, and in the end the daughter fulfills her mother's wish: to escape from the rehab clinic and take a trip to Scandinavia together.
This jovial but poignant story is moving and comical.
With a lot of heart and a hint of humour, director Rolf Silber managed to brilliantly stage the conflict-fraught approach of two strong and stubborn women.
A powerful film which reverberates.