Since Evelin’s legs were amputated, her friends no longer show up. For years now, she has been stuck in her apartment, moving only between the kitchen, computer, TV and bed. Old video footage shows her life as a man 25 years ago: the GDR has ceased to exist, but not everyone managed to find their way in the new system.
Two eccentric millionaires have been married for 53 years. Kornelius is the dominant one. Adelheid always goes along with everything without objection. Both lead an individualistic, ascetic and sustainable lifestyle and have a mutually symbiotic relationship. Kornelius’ cancer diagnosis abruptly brings home the fragility of life. From then on, Adelheid prepares herself for widowhood. She begins to emancipate herself and wants to become more independent, for she suspects that she will outlive her beloved husband.