A picturesque blonde beauty constructs an impenetrable emotional wall that neither her parents, her boyfriend, nor her colleague can penetrate in director Erica Von Moeller's psychologically scintillating entry into the 2007 Miami International Film Festival. Hannah (Nina Hoss) may appear perfect on the surface, but her inner demons are slowly consuming her. A photo laboratory developer who rarely ventures out of her well-fortified apartment, Hannah finds that her repressed memories are unexpectedly jogged by a series of old photographs. Though Hannah once dreamed of becoming a photographer, these days the act of taking pictures plunges her into an unstable mental state, and a customer's rush order sends her on a disturbing voyage into her troubled past. Now Hannah's memories have come flooding back in series of flashes that take the form of photographs, just as her pre-teen daughter, Maja -- who had been under the care of Hannah's parents -- receives a Polaroid camera as a birthday present. As Hannah and her daughter travel back to Maja's birthplace in Berlin, the photographs taken by the young innocent gradually help Hannah piece together her mysterious past while bringing her into contact with a man who had once meant the world to her.