They are the only men who are allowed to kill. They know death. Every one of them kills in his own way. Always at dawn. They execute our justice. They are a part of us. Our dark side. Hangmen.
Now they show their faces. Explain their lives. Shed light on their craft. Share their responsibility with us. And cause us to ask questions. After 5 years of research and filming, this unique film has finally been completed. The last executioners from Germany, East Germany, France, Hungary, Yugoslavia and Romania have faced the camera. They are the last witnesses to the end of our 800-year history of the death penalty and executioners. They give us a moving insight into their lives – and into ourselves.