In Forstenau, a small town near the Czech border, 20-year-old Janine Grabowski (Elisa Schlott) disappears. While there are many indications that she secretly wanted to turn her back on provincial life, her mother Michelle (Julia Jentsch) is convinced that something must have happened to Janine. However, the missing person report is quickly tucked away in the police files. Nobody wants to believe that a crime occurred- not here. Ultimately, Michelle is forced to go on a search of her own. The more she learns about her daughter and her environment, the more she wonders how much her own past behavior has contributed to spinning a web of lies and secrets in which Janine will not remain the only victim.