Life's not great when you're the new boy at school, especially when you live in the slum area of town and have a sick mother to go home to every evening. However, things look on the up for the introverted Paul (Sergei Moya) when he meets cherub-faced, fearless rich-boy and fellow loner, Sebastian (Ludwig Trepte).
Their playground is a derelict factory and here they do all the things that teenage boys are wont to do; smash things up, drink shop-lifted vodka and plaster walls with pictures from dirty mags. But their activities become a whole lot more menacing when the two are caught pocketing the vodka by attractive shop assistant, Sonja (Elisabetta Rocchetti). After following her home from the store, a voyeuristic antic turns violent and the two inadvertently find themselves her captors. At first the two seem clueless as to what to do with her, however as the action continues the jealous, dominant Sebastian and obsessed Paul increasingly lose their way and the helpless Sonja is subjected to more and more callous extremes.
Eva Urthaler makes full use of the abandoned factory setting to create a slick, brooding picture that oozes brutality and sexual discord. ED