Two brothers try to get to the bottom of their lives and status quo. They form their process into a documentary film. Of course they are familiar with the social norms of work & consumption so what they want now is to find out whether there are other ways or alternatives to live in Switzerland.
Inspired by minimalism they wonder whether less can be more. “Alternatives” allows them to look into the lives of 12 nonconventional people. Whether that may be living in a circus car or having few possessions. Their journey takes them through Switzerland and all the way to Bonn, Germany, but also through self reflection.
From the motivation to find new ways for their own existence and own becoming the two brothers decide to take a dip in the cold water. Will they find the alternative in the end?