The story of Josephine 'Fine' Lorenz, a 21-year-old acting student, who is really too shy and insecure to be an actress. But then, to everyone’s surprise, the renowned theater director Kaspar Friedmann chooses her, of all people, for the lead role in his new staging. Fine finds it hard to get into the character — the extravert Camille, who has a sexually demanding, but very fragile personality.
Fine is pushed to the limits and accepts this new identity. As Camille, she succeeds in nearing her neighbor Joachim and conquering him. At home, she stops being her mother’s unshakeable support in the care of her mentally handicapped sister and brings the family unit out of kilter. Challenged by Friedmann to go even further, Fine is in danger of losing hold of herself and descending into the dark recesses of her very core where she is expected to find the requisite intensity to perform.