A German kitchen.
World War Two is over but food is still scarce.
When hungry husband Hermann creeps into the kitchen to steal an extra slice of bread at 2.30 a.m. he gets a shock when his wife Martha catches him red handed.
Their agreement to ration the bread equally between them has been broken and with it her trust.
This apparently small incident takes on an ever-increasing emotional significance as past, present and future come under close scrutiny.
Inspired by a German short story THE LOAF tells of an elderly couple who resisted their Nazi government and managed to survive the War. However, an act of betrayal one night causes the married couple to confront issues in depth that they have hitherto avoided.
Emotional, thought provoking, resonating with events of the present day despite its post WW2 context, THE LOAF is also seasoned with humour