To end his life with dignity, David Miller, a retired achitect in his seventies, has contacted Electio, a Swiss agency specializing in assisted suicide. For the place where he’ll draw his last breath, David, who has an inoperable brain tumor, chooses a motel on the outskirts of Lausanne, which he and his late wife stayed thirty years earlier. Espe, the suicide clinic’s adminstrator, agrees to meet him there to oversee his death.
A wrench is thrown into the proceedings when David finds out that according to Swiss law, he needs another witness besides Espe. David asks Treplev, a Russian male prostitute who’s staying in the next room, to come and be his second witness. Treplev reluctantly agrees, but unexpected developments hinder the proceedings.