An introduction on the coding of the face, which as a modern fingerprint provides access to a person's personality like a mysterious seal.
Inspired by the test of a facial recognition software, which is carried out at a Berlin train station in the fight against international terrorism, video pioneer Gerd Conradt starts his digression on the subject of facial recognition. He talks with data protectionists, artists and the Minister of State for Digitalization about the "pilot project" for digital face recognition at Berlin's Südkreuz station. Introduces a human decoder and confronts its protagonists with video clips in which the face is negotiated as a work of art. The film asks: Who does the face that has become a numerical code belong to?