The character of the “Klabautermann” originates from nautical myths; he is a legendary ship’s ghost who wreaks havoc on ships and only disembarks once the ship sinks. 
The film is set in a nursing home. At the center are two very different people, but both are rebels. The old resident Eugen, who wants a self-determined end to his life, and the young nurse Miranda, who doesn’t take the rules and regulations at her workplace all too seriously. Both rebel against alienation and humiliation in care. Miranda, who can’t even afford her own apartment due to her low income, now and then takes matters into her own hands to ensure that she is paid more fairly for her work. Her relationship with her patients remains unclouded by these actions, but Helene, Eugen’s wife, gets on Miranda’s trail. A hot debate ensues and Miranda goes one step too far. As a result, push comes to shove. Miranda is not exposed, but for this very reason comes into moral conflict. Eugene’s condition deteriorates dramatically. When Eugene’s last free will falls victim to bureaucratic rules, Miranda is forced into action.


European Dramatic Short

Runtime 00:17:02

Directed by
Anke Sevenich