Barbara of thirteen and George of eighteen have known each other a long time. They are neighbors and get along well. The friendship grows over time a deep love. As yet, however, Barbara is a minor , this relationship i...展开n the eyes of the environment reprehensible. After the first time the two have slept in a vacant house together, even feel a few kids, they might see Barbara as fair game and they try to rape her. Even with the parents, there are major problems. Above all, the fathers of the two are enemies for a long time. George's father came with a campaign of the early GDR "workers into the country" in the village, the idealism is now given way to bitterness, however, lethargy, especially given the substantive achievements of Barbara's father (the neighbor). This is mainly interested in money, otherwise blankly until primitive. Finally, a path that has found its opponents, the "comrades" to compromise and shows for George abuse to a minor. Even in school, there is little understanding. The school principal shall initiate disciplinary action, and George's future seems blocked, a study is no longer possible. Only the teacher stands on the porch, first two, and becomes a friend of Barbara. Finally, solidarity and the fellow with the lovers.
The film ends with the pronouncement of the sentence against George. There is the contradiction between a meaningful per se, but rigid law (Section 148) And the obviously genuine love of the two received. A final verdict is given in the film is not known, however, the subsequent marriage of the lovers, for George, "a small price" was paid.