Uli (Heino Ferch) and Nora (Ina Weisse) share an intimate, late love. But Uli keeps avoiding the decision to stand by their shared relationship.
As a tour guide, Uli shows dozens of people his beloved city of Hamburg every day. But one morning, during a harbor cruise on the Elbe, a stroke paralyzes him, so that from one second to the next he can no longer communicate. He fights his way through the city to Nora, who works as a librarian, in the reading room and collapses.
At the last minute, an emergency ambulance takes Uli to the hospital. Nora is overwhelmed by the situation. When she finally fetches a few things for Uli from his apartment on the initiative of her friend and colleague Eva (Margarita Broich), a cell phone suddenly rings. On the other end, an unknown woman’s voice answers, sounding strangely familiar. So familiar that Nora suspects a secret in Uli’s life. She seeks advice from her friend Eva, and she asks for help from Uli’s older brother, the restorer Frank (Hans Jochen Wagner) and his wife Hilde (Meret Becker), only to discover that the relationship between the brothers has been broken for years.
Nora still hesitates to visit Uli herself in the hospital. She cannot and will not confront him with her suspicions. Instead, she goes to the coast, to Uli’s hometown, and meets Karin (Fritzi Haberlandt), the other woman who has been involved with Uli for years. Meanwhile, Uli suspects that his life’s lie is shattering. He can no longer stay in the hospital. He mobilizes all his strength and, despite his critical condition, embarks on a dangerous journey on his own initiative and travels to the coast to reveal himself to the two women.
Producers are Jutta Lieck-Klenke and Dietrich Kluge. Directed and scripted by Thomas Berger, edited by Daniel Blum at ZDF.