Detective Gary discovers that his wife is having an affair. Despondent, he drinks and discusses his problem with friend Dan, a police detective. When someone in a copper mask begins slaughtering people connected to Gary's life, Dan begins suspecting Gary, whose cousin Mike had a similar slip of the gears. Dan discusses the case with eminent psychiatrist Dr. Siedow, who has a few sexually slipped gears of his own. Together they try to stop the fiend before more people are killed.
Two men, two brothers, their childhood home in Lower Austria. They drink to their late mother, they bury her. Then they drive back to their real lives. One back to Romania, to resume living his newly begun life, the other to Rimini, to go back to dreaming his old dream. But sooner or later both their pasts will catch up with them.
A scorned woman plots revenge against the man who abandoned her 25 years earlier in order to marry another woman with money to advance his career. The plan is to have her two sons seduce and marry her former lover's two daughters, and in the process destroy the man's life.