Michael has HIV, and the only people he's not afraid of infecting are his sex dolls. He's named them, cares for them, and talks to them. They help him not to feel so lonely. Maria on the other hand has a husband and a family, but her unloving childhood has left her craving for love. She has an entire room full of dolls that look exactly like human babies.
This programme by German channel WDR is part of The European Collection, a joint initiative of European public media (ARD, ARTE, France Télévisions, SSR SRG and ZDF), coordinated by ARTE.