THE TRUTH OF THE LIE
Christoph, 35, studied psychology and, after graduating, he worked as a motivation coach. This only satisfied him partially. He then decided to become a writer. The topic which captivated him was about the emotional experiences of one’s outer limits.
For this reason, he is searching for people who would agree to join his experiment in return for payment. Two young women agree to join him. He obtains a deserted factory under the guise of working on a photographic study.
This is where he brings the women. One of them is a daredevil who likes adventures and takes part mainly because of the money in order to finance her studies. The other one is rather insecure and submissive. Besides the money her incentive is the possibility of self experience.
Having arrived in the dungeon, the three of them are playing several games which are not really leading to any true experiences of their outer limits. He keeps on writing notes and gathering data by voice recorder and video camera. In this way, Christoph is bringing his show further and further. But his 5 days are approaching their end.
He meets his publisher, who supported him financially, who is not very happy with the limited achievements to date. She convinces Christoph to exceed the 5 days and to start pushing them harder.
The women are horrified as the deadline runs out and they are still in chains. They start panicking. Christoph explains to them, and to the audience, that the experiment isn’t working out.
Unexpectedly, the publisher turns up and explains to the women that Christoph has now certainly made himself liable to prosecution. Consequently it may be impossible for him to set them free after all. Also, as she was the financial backer, she is now as well criminal responsible.
The publisher explains, to Christoph and the women, that, under these new circumstances, the two have to be disposed of. Unless of course, they manage to convince them that they will keep their silence. For Christoph, who never intended to seriously harm them, his world is crashing down. He is just a writer not a murderer. Serious self-doubts are rising in him...