Upon learning of his daughter’s disappearance, Benno Winkler embarks on a journey that calls into question and ultimately shatters his convictions and ideals.
Emma’s passport is found on the border between Turkey and Syria, but there is no trace of her. Benno discovers that his daughter and her boyfriend Max have gone to Syria to smuggle the family of a Syrian student to Germany, but then the trail goes cold. Still believing that the entire episode must be based on a misunderstanding, Benno tries to make contact with Emma. Realising that his efforts are in vain, he sets out on an increasingly desperate search for his daughter.