Someone killed Joakim.
His girlfriend Sara and his brother Tobias give radically different accounts of what happened.
Is Sara really in love with the brother or is she in fact a sociopath who won’t stop at anything, as Tobias claims?
The Rival gives us the portraits of two characters at the ends of their ropes: Tobias with his intense love-hate relationship with his family and Sara who has negated her own personality in her struggle to be accepted. When each makes a desperate effort to gain control, nothing turns out the way they planned.
The Rival is a claustrophobic thriller about jealousy, revenge and the consequences of manipulating others.