1 hr. 36 min.
Herr R. (Kurt Raab), a quietly diligent technical draftsman, has been working at the same architectural firm for a year and a half. At home, Herr R. and his wife, Frau R. (Lilith Ungerer), are good parents to their son (Amadeus Fengler), carefully monitoring his progress at school. Herr R. throws a dinner party for his boss (Franz Maron) and colleagues, but is humiliated when a toast he proposes falls flat. As his days repeat the same boring routine, Herr R.'s unhappiness grows.