Genre: Drama, Foreign
Julia Ecker, a patient in the geriatric ward of a Viennese psychiatric clinic, develops a deep affection for her male nurse Karl. A sensitive young man in his twenties, Karl feels warmth as well as pity for 87-year-old Julia. He spends a lot of time with her during his working hours and finally gives into her tender seduction. The head nurse of Frau Ecker's station -- who is jealous of Karl's rapport with his patients and his success at helping them preserve their remaining intellectual and physical skills -- reports his intimate relationship with Julia to the police. In the end, Karl must face trial being accused of having "sexually abused a helpless old woman".