AS I FALL follows the unconventional relationship between a father and son as they cling to one another under the looming threat of addiction and separation.
Joachim is 29 years old. He’s attractive, but his charming smile veils the daily battle he fights within himself as he struggles to manage a heroin addiction. He smokes everyday and tries to quit almost every other. He hates the drug and the control it has over him, but it removes his pain. His loneliness. After years locked in a cycle of abuse, Joachim is on the verge of a breakdown. Then Joachim gets an unexpected call from his ex-girlfriend, Maria. She’s been arrested and is worried about their 8-year-old son, Lukas. Joachim hasn’t seen Lukas since he was born.