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1988: 13-year-old Lilly lives with her mother, Rita, who escaped from East Germany 15 years ago. But now Rita suffers Cancer, so Rita's sister, Lena, still in the East, tries to get a visa to visit. They haven't seen each other for 15 years. Lena can only visit for one day with her visa. At the funeral, Lena and Lilly meet for the first time. Temporary Lilly lives in a boarding school. After the funeral, Lena has to take the train back to the East, or she will be arrested. Before the train leaves the next day, Lilly escapes from school and implores her aunt to take her with her into the East. Lena doesn't know what to do now, because she knows it is impossible to get a child into the East. The train leaves Hamburg, and she has to leave Lilly crying at the railway-station. Shaken up, Lena returns to her family. In Hamburg the youth office looks for foster parents for Lilly. Not knowing what to do, Lilly makes a plan to flee into the East! But this is not as easy as it seems. Together with a friend of her mother she travels to East Berlin, and from there on by train to Jena. In the evening she arrives at Lena flat. She is not allowed to stay though because it would be a danger for the family. So Lena's husband refreshes his contacts in the underground, to find a way for Lilly to stay. Then the office for immigration, searching for Lilly, appears...