Matthew is a young Canadian trying to make a fresh start in Berlin, but he feels the isolation of living in a strange, new city. When he meets the beautiful and charismatic Matthias, he is immediately entranced. Soon Matthew's interest escalates, becoming an obsession. He begins to transform himself to embody the object of his desire, cutting his hair, and getting new clothes. When Matthias gets into a motorcycle accident, the opportunity is too perfect. Matthew can now become Matthias. In a coma in the hospital, Matthias' waking life, dreams and memories blur. Where the real ends, the artificial begins.