This is a conventional story about a relationship between two gay men set in unconventional times -- when East and West Germany were divided. Felix (Sigurd Rachman) has been in a happy relationship with an American from Los Angeles.
One day when the American comes for a visit, the two travel to East Berlin where they meet Thomas (Rainer Strecker), and for Felix, that is the end of his relationship with the American. From then on, Felix travels back and forth to East Berlin as often as he possibly can -- a dangerous activity because it always raises suspicions in the border guards.
Sure enough, Felix is pulled over one day, and that's when the troubles begin.