In 1973 the plans to build a nuclear power station causedmajor unrest among the inhabitants in Brokdorf, a villagelocated by the River Elbe. Despite long protests, the powerstation was connected to the grid in 1986, only a few monthsafter Chernobyl. The film is about the remaining protesters onsite, their life between coming to terms with the \'thing\' in frontof their doorstep and their unrelenting anger about this fatefuldefeat.In 2010 the film begins to travel through the deserted landscape and portrays the eventful past in theform of old footage and the rebellious villagers\' memories, a past that is far from over. In the end, itgains new impetus following the events in Fukushima. A story about perseverance and the refusal tocompromise when it comes to the important things in life.