One day, the middle-aged actor Stefan receives an unsettling phone call during a play; his father has passed away. In a mad rush, Stefan travels back to his home town near Bochum. It's been years since he had turned his back on this seemingly depressing place. Planning to settle his father's affairs rather quickly, he expects to be able to get back to Munich within four days. A chance for a part in a new soap opera is waiting for him. Soon after arriving though, Stefan gets caught up in his past: his old room in the dilapidated house; his dead father at the funeral home; his childhood friend Toto, who takes him around town. At least, that last part seems a welcome distraction. Together, they embark on a journey taking them through a world which couldn't be further away fromStefan's life back in Munich, taking him back to the old days…As Stefan is confronted with his old flame and new chances, he soon finds himself forced to make a choice that will change his life.