The Real World
Nevada is a yoga teacher. Ever since she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis she has been giving her lessons on crutches or from her wheelchair. One of her classes consists of drop-out-prone teenage girls who have been given a last chance by the school administration. Among them is Erika’s grossly overweight daughter, who is a slave to whatever is considered cool and trendy in the posh Zurichberg district. But whenever she comes lumbering into one of Erika’s sophisticated dinner parties, she provides abundant evidence of her failure as a mother – and it goes without saying that Erika is a failure as a wife as well. Her husband treats her affectionately enough, but only as long as there are witnesses around. She decides to escape to the suburban housing estate where Nevada has meanwhile met Dante. He seems too good to be true – his unreserved honesty can’t be natural; it must have something to do with his brain tumour. When Erika and Nevada’s paths cross, the latter is in the middle of preventing Dante from being healed because she is afraid of losing his love.