At first glance, Jerry seems like a very normal teenager. He lives with his single mother Abbey and younger sister in a quiet coastal town and helps out at an institution for the mentally handicapped. But Jerry, who was born with deformed teeth, feels lonely and frustrated deep inside. He seeks an outlet for this by participating in illegal hooligan fights. When Abbey, who has always given him unconditional but also excessive love, lets go more and more, something snaps. Jerry's behavior becomes so radical that it disrupts not only himself, but the stability of the entire family.
Mascotte is the second auteur's film by Remy van Heugten, who scored high with Gluckauf (four Golden Calf awards, including Best Direction and Best Film). In Mascotte he tells a penetrating story about the oppressive relationship between a son and mother in a dysfunctional family, set against a society in which - driven by social media - forces such as violence, pornography and male dominance have an icy grip on people.