Adapted from a story by best-selling author Steven Heighton, UNION follows JUSTIN, a law-abiding, male nurse who works hard to provide for his artist fiancé, JANNA.
Justin gives Janna a ride to her downtown art studio, although he doesn’t like that she paintsthere at night. He’s worried for her safety, but she feels stifled by his concern.
While they argue, a gun-toting robber surprises them, takes their possessions and attempts tosteal their car—a 1980s Mercedes. Only, the Benz has a manual-transmission, and the unluckyoutlaw can’t drive stick-shift…
To buy himself time to escape, the robber entombs the couple in the trunk of their own car. Jannablames an increasingly agitated Justin for their predicament. She thinks he should have overtaken the robber.
A man walking past their car overhears their argument. This unholy savior is willing to free themfrom the trunk for a small fee… Janna offers to pay him with her engagement ring, but Justin—attempting to save their relationship—objects.
The man and Justin exchange heated words. The man opens the trunk, drags out Justin. At a breaking point, Justin overtakes the man and beats him.
The film ends with a final twist.