Tim is 38 and works as a taxi driver, which gives him enough flexibility to take care of his father who suffers from Alzheimer. Lee, a Chinese student, is 25 and Tim's boyfriend - although he wants more than occasional sex in Tim's taxi. The problem is that the father takes all the attention he can get. So Lee urges Tim to take a decision: it's him or his father, either a relationship or family.
To make matters worse, Tim's sister Inka accidentally lets the father escape from home. Tim realizes he has to change his attitude if he wants both his father and Lee to stay part of his life.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Johannes Rosenstein was raised in England, Tanzania and Kenya. After a voluntary civil service in France and Belgium he went to study film studies, political and social studies at the Berlin Free University. He published a book on contemporary African cinema. After his M.A. Johannes Rosenstein began taking up studying film directing at the Munich University of Television and Film. Since 2008 he works as a lecturer and freelance author and director. Main projects include social and political films as well as educational documentaries although fictional projects are becoming increasingly more. Together with his collegue Ralf Bücheler he founded production company THE ROYALFILMMAKERS. „BLOOD, RICE AND TEARS“ is his diploma film of Munich University of Television and Film. It was co-financed by the Bavarian film funding and produced by Tobias Pollok and Pictures in a Frame in coproduction with HFF München. He lives in Munich and Berlin.