Mette is in the final phase of her rehabilitation, when one day Miller pays a visit, trying to get Mette to testify against Frank, Miller's boyfriend who apparently put Mette in a wheelchair. Mette can't seem to remember anything. Then, left alone and in a haze of pain, medication, and increasing anxiety, Mette has time to reminisce. While home on maternity leave, Mette was struck by the increasing absence of satisfaction that she once felt from her organised life. Neither her family nor her job as a domestic violence councillor any longer provide her with a sense of purpose. When her husband Simon is away on a business trip, Mette learns that a former client of hers (Miller) is in trouble. On a whim and hoping to resolve her own emptiness, Mette invites him into her home, fully aware of the potential consequences.
Retrospekt is de intense nieuwe film van Esther Rots (Kan door huid heen) en draait om de jonge moeder Mette. Haar leven raakt in een stroomversnelling als ze haar vriendin Miller, die kampt met huiselijk geweld, tegen beter weten in opvangt ik haar eigen huis. Verkleurd door versplinterde herinneringen zien we hoe deze beslissing haar leven verandert in een koortsdroom.