Several years ago, the hero of the film “Glass Jaw” was a completely happy man. Travis Austin has achieved great success in boxing. After soon achieving his first victory in the championship, the young athlete became rich, bought a posh house and married a beautiful woman. The guy immediately had a lot of friends who often visited his villa, where the champion organized parties. But one day there was a tragedy .
Young artist Kurt Barnert (Tom Schilling) has fled to West-Germany, but he continues to be tormented by the experiences he made in his childhood and youth in the Nazi years and during the GDR-regime. When he meets the student Ellie (Paula Beer), he is convinced that he has met the love of his life and begins to create paintings that mirror not only his own fate, but also the traumas of an entire generation.