The Things that Don’t Belong to Us
Paul Epkes is in his mid-forties. When his girlfriend breaks up with him and his boss sacks him the very next day, Paul has no idea how he’s going to manage. Suddenly finding himself at a loose end and rent with insecurity, he dedicates himself to taking care of his senile father who lives in a nursing home and has no idea who his son is. Then one evening Paul meets Maria, a small and waiflike chanteuse, in a cellar bar where he’s temping as a cloakroom attendant. On impulse he decides to tag along with her on a brief concert tour. Freed from the shackles of his former life, he ends up experiencing a new dimension of intimacy and freedom which leads to an undreamt of, if short-lived happiness.