Elke Steube, an 18-year-old schoolgirl, reveals to her parents that she has entered a fictitious marriage with a Kurdish Turk. The idea was to protect him from being deported, since his application for political asylum has been rejected by the authorities. Her middle-class, liberal parents are initially horrified by their daughters spontaneous act which they fear, may have consequences that cannot be foreseen. They fail to see that for Elke the marriage is purely a formality and a gesture of political solidarity. The following day her father Harald meets his "son in-law" to try to persuade him that the marriage must be annulled as soon as possible. Mahmut proves to be a thoroughly nice and decent young man, well able to convince Harald that as a Kurd struggling for the rights of that minority in Turkey he would be hunted down and tortured; his very life would be in danger. His application for political asylum has been turned down because he could not furnish any absolute proof of this. Harald cannot believe that the German authorities would behave like this, and therefore this otherwise apolitical teacher starts to take an interest in the case of Mahmut, the Kurd.
Nina Hoger, Karin Baal, Mahmut Tayfun, Franz Buchrieser, Richy Müller
Marianne Lüdcke nach einem Roman von Klaus- Peter Wolf
Christian Berger, Patrick Vogel