Rupert Seidlein (Matthias Brandt) was a twelve year old boy, when he had to watch how his parents and his best friend were shot by two police officers. As an adult, he returns with his wife Anja (Silke Bodenbender) in the village of his childhood, to take revenge. No sooner Rupert has moved into his parents’ house, the now retired police chief is found dead in the lake. Did the non-swimmer drown or did someone kill him? The rumors in the village seethes. As soon as the bodies of police officer Bäumler (Paul Fassnacht) and his wife Rose (Rike Eckermann) are found, Rupert comes under the spotlight of Commissioner Wackwitz (Andreas Döhler).
Friedrich Ani and Ina Jung wrote the screenplay for the ZDF crime drama which was shooted with the working title “Endlich Leben” in the Cologne area. Jan Bonny directed the 90-minute film with Matthias Brandt, Silke Bodenbender and Manfred Zapatka in the leading roles.