With only a few weeks left of his probation period, Joachim’s struggle with heroin addiction seems to be behind him. On the surface, he appears to be back on track with a steady job and productive therapy sessions—when he’s not secretly using again. When Maria, the mother of his eight-year-old son, Lukas, goes to prison for drug possession, she calls on Joachim to step up and be the father he chose not to be. Forced to take in the son he’s never met, Joachim finds new motivation to finally get clean. After enduring days on end of painful withdrawals, Joachim emerges with a fresh outlook on his life, convinced fatherhood and sobriety are both here to stay. Even with this newfound love for his son, relapse always looms, and Joachim feels even his biggest supporters don’t believe his sobriety can last.
Special Jury Prize - Tallinn Black Nights FF 2018
Official Selection- Dhaka IFF 2019
Official Selection - Cleveland IFF 2019
Preben Hodneland, Marius Aandal Pedersen, Alexandra Gjerpen