In 1971, young housewife Elke (Katharina Wackernagel) from Bavaria visits the GDR and falls in love with carpenter Gregor (Peter Schneider). But there is a big problem: both are married and have children. Elke lives in the FRG, Gregor in the GDR. The German-German border prevents regular communication. Only once a year there is a chance to live their mutual love: far away from political pressure they experience passion and inner freedom. As time changes, so do they – going through problems at home and at work changing them on the in- and the outside. As the Berlin Wall falls, the borders protecting their relationship from the harsh realities of everyday life and boredom fall as well. Elke and Gregor need to decide whether there is a future together without the Wall.