In this slight but well-crafted romance, made in the last days of East Germany before reunification, a boy who comes from a financially well-established family takes an interest in a girl from more precarious circumstances. Just when it looks like they will have a really nice date, the boy stands her up to go to a Young Communists League meeting. That latter sort of human touch was a mite dangerous for filmmakers; it was "not done" to focus on any imperfections in those who were destined for leadership roles under East Germany's communist regime, but may seem tame stuff to western audiences.
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