Greta is a conservative and devout woman. In the 1950s, she is living with her husband Bernd Doppler and son Helge in an impressive manor house. Greta is very critical of Helge; she doesn't trust him and thinks he is a troublemaker.
When Helge vanishes without a trace, Greta is burdened with a heavy conscience. Did he run away because she was too hard on him? Or is Helge's disappearance a punishment from God? Greta seeks guidance from Noah, who is serving as the parish pastor in 1953 and going by the name Hanno Tauber. She admits that she begged God to take her child away because he might not be her husband's. Helge was not conceived in love. Was Greta Doppler raped?