Günther and Paul are convinced that life must be lived to the fullest and without compromise - they demand the same of love. Together with Günther's sister, Hilde, they set out for a sultry, summer weekend in Günther and Hilde's country home. Paul is fascinated by Hilde and falls in love with her. Hilde, however, can't be pinned down by this handsome and sensative young suitor as her capsity for love is far too large for just one. She slips off to secretly meet with Hans - Günther's former lover and now one of hers.
Their friends arrive and an all night party begins. Hans can't resist joining the party, though he knows that Günther has never really gotten over him. High on music and real Absinth, emotions and desires mix with jealousies to create a deadly pact.
Daniel Brühl (Germany's answer to Jake Gyllenhaal) leads this young, talented and attractive cast in this beautifully crafted film based on a true story.