A man and a woman are having a love-affair. All their meetings take place in a convention hotel. Linerboard (the thin paper in between cardboard) is a film about how fragile things need to be properly protected. Jens Jonsson on the maestro: 'Haneke always trusts his audience in his films to feel or understand the behaviour of his characters without him having to explain it. Haneke has influenced me by the way in which he uses time and the way he builds up a story. And with his sharp, uncompromising view of people.'