The Meisterschüler film thematizes personal fears of loss and being followed through the symbolism of the rosary. 'Der Schatten' is structured by the four mysteries of the rosary, verses of the prayer. Each verse is assigned to one find: The Nest - The Joyful Mysteries: Incarnation. The Horn - The Sorrowful Mysteries: Passion. The Marten - The Glorious Mysteries: Resurrection. The Stone - The Luminous Mysteries: Eucharist.