A young lad stealthily posts anti-regime posters up in a small East German town. It is 1955. The search for him leads to his innocent sister’s unjust death. A young police lass – threatened with sexual abuse by a high-ranking officer from Berlin – seizes the opportunity to flee to the West. A ghastly female police informant is by implication, likened to Judas Iscariot.
Entangled with this is a police chief’s bitterness and grief over the girl he has always loved, but who would never accept him.