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Hammerfest is a Norwegian city on the Arctic Ocean. In winter, life alternates between pitch-black night and endless twilight.A German couple (Birgit Minichmayr, Jürgen Vogel) and their son live here: Nils is an engineer on a gas liquification plant, Maria a nurse in a hospice. They've adapted well to the occasionally unreal world of night shadows. One day, Maria runs over someone or something.Feeling unable to deal with the situation, she races home in panic. As matters develop, existential questions arise. Can one live without mercy and forgiveness?An ensemble melodrama with impressive cinematography.