October 1918: Liebknecht is released from prison and Berlin workers celebrate his release. Although WWI is almost over, the German Kaiserreich in vain sends its last reserves to the slaughter.
The Cyrno spaceship lands on the planet TEM 4 in order to respond to a call for help. The Temers deny having sent this message. As commander Akala prepares the spaceship to leave, the ruler of TEM 4 invites her and her crew to a party.
Over the course of a year, starting in March 1989, director Kurt Tetzlaff follows Alexander Schulz, an 18-year-old high-school student and son of a pastor. Alexander openly discusses his non-conformist political views.
Twelve-year-old Isabel and her mother, a famous political singer in Chile, had to escape after the 1973 military coup. Isabel’s father stayed behind, fighting in the underground. For six years, they have lived in a new apartment building in East Berlin.
In a Jewish ghetto in German-occupied Poland in 1944, Jacob Heym is summoned to the police station.
In a small town, everyone has tried to forget what happened shortly after WWII. That is, until a stranger finds a book that Jadup gave to the young refugee, Boel, over 30 years ago. Painful memories of the period after the war and of Boel and her sudden disappearance begin to surface.
Fall 1989: Jan is almost 16. Caught while trying to escape to West Germany, he is transferred from prison to a juvenile detention center. Here, he meets Jana … and what starts as a bet, becomes true love. When Jana gets pregnant, the situation spirals out of control.
High-school senior Peter considers the adults around him to be hypocritical, self-congratulatory and immersed in the past. He gets suspended for writing an essay that his teachers see as a challenge to the state.
Susanne (17) and Robert (18) want to get married, but because Susanne is still under-aged, she needs parental permission. With twin babies and tight finances, the newlyweds soon feel overwhelmed, and dealing with everything makes them forget the love that originally brought them together.