Synopsis

The story opens in the early 1970s, at the height of the Cold War, as West German revolutionaries-in-love rob banks, hop continents on the lam, and try to reconcile their left-wing ideals with the less glamorous realities of their daily lives. Rita ends up in the East German equivalent of a witness protection program living out her "legend" (false identity) as a typical socialist worker. Now the year is 1989. The Berlin Wall is about to fall. Friederike is arrested by the police. Rita is afraid she will be next and fears she will be handed over to the West German authorities. One last time she goes on the run...