Frank, a journalist assigned to cover Switzerland’s referendum on women’s suffrage in the 1970s, is admitted to a clinic suffering mental confusion – then disappears. His wife Ellen is confronted with reports of a man quite unlike the Frank she knows. Had he been living a separate life she knew nothing about?
While she searches for Frank, he becomes possessed by a persona from the 1930s who gets involved with Nazis, subversive activities and a beautiful woman. The psychiatrist comes to believe he is suffering from a schizoaffective disorder. But is this really a figment of Frank’s psychotic imagination? Or was there more to her Frank than she could possibly have envisaged?