After 30 years of marriage Inge Lindner starts a liason with the 76 year old widower Karl. Thus, she rediscovers her sexuality and suddenly feels what got lost during her long time relationship with her husband Werner. However, she mistrusts the sudden storm of her feelings and fears what might arise out of this. But Karl starts to fight for his love and gets Inge to leave her former life behind. Despite Werner's desperate attempts to keep her and against the advice of her grown-up daughter Petra, Inge decides to leave her husband and has to face the consequences.