Lukas is a pacifistic young man, fulfilling his civil service obligation by delivering food to the elderly rather than spending time in the military. While on the bus, a mysterious but beautiful woman, Isabella, drops a note into his lap. This strange encounter leads Lukas to follow Isabella around, and the two begin a bizarre, uncommunicative but strangely intimate relationship. Growing frustrated, Lukas begins to suspect Isabella's stepfather of a terrible crime, and takes a drastic step towards punishing him. GUN-SHY (SCHUSSANGST) is a study in modern alienation, shot in a distancing style to reinforce its theme, and was a hit on the European film festival circuit.