In a European union torn into several pro- and contra sides, facing a refugee crisis and in the same time the rise of the right, daily bombed by a plethora of opinions, fast food newsflashes and a continuous stream of images, a certain group of people resigns and looks at it all from the sidelines. Die Ruinen von Europa follows a young Parisienne, a real, nowadays Ophelia/Elektra, as portrayed in Heiner Müller’s apocalyptic play ‘Die Hamletmaschine’ (1977) which forms the leading path through this unsettling, dark, thought-provoking, doomy meditative trip. The modern day Ophelia is destructive, yet speaks in a cynical but poetic manner about power, use and abuse. A voice out of the darkest corner of a Europe in a severe mental crisis.