An inhuman man of power wants to explode a nuclear bomb. A saint has the chance to kill him. But as a Christian – is he allowed to break the commandment “Thou shall not kill”? Once before the saint did not take his opportunity – and now time is running out: Will he throw the tyrant down the cliff?
Are we allowed to kill someone who is about to kill ten thousand? In times of terror, the central question of Michael Ende’s debut has become relevant again.