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Maggy is an eighteen-year-old single mother. She still lives with her own mother, and has broken up with the father of her child, Lucy. Maggy meets Gordon in a disco and falls in love with him. She is impressed that he earns his own money and already has an apartment. After a quarrel with her mother, she suddenly decides to move in with him. Until now, Maggy has done little to care for her child, but she takes Lucy with her and shares the responsibility with Gordon. At first he takes pride in the unaccustomed role of father, but living together is a bigger strain for both than either expected. "Both Maggy and Gordon are lost and can't really articulate how they want to live; they have only a vague idea of it. In one scene, Maggy and Gordon eat ice cream. In the background is an old couple who could be a further development of Maggy and Gordon. Also, bits of familiar role-playing keep coming up so strongly that they have nothing to set against it. As for the child, they have a certain idea, but at the same time they realize that the feeling that corresponds to this idea hasn't arisen. Real life is something else than the mere idea of it. But the film is not intended as an attack on a superficial society." Henner Winckler.

Production: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, Berlin, ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel u.a. 

Screenplay: Henner Winckler, Stefan Kriekhaus

Cinematographer: Christine A. Maier

Cast: Kim Schnitzer, Gordon Schmidt, Feo Aladag, Polly Hauschild, Ninjo Borth, Ganeshi Becks

Format, screen ratio: 35mm (shot on Super16), 1:1.85, Color

Running time: 92 minutes, 24 frames/sec.

Language: German

Funded by:

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