After the sudden death of his grandfather, Johannes a science enthusiastic boy has to move back to his home village whose residents it seems have only three things on their mind: Soccer, Sex and Soccer. His Father takes away all of his beloved books and forces him to work at his carpentry to distract him from the loss of his grandfather. On the whole: For Johannes his life turned into a nightmare - until he meets Simona.
In spring 1912 recently widowed Alma Mahler, Grande Dame of Viennas Society gets involved with the "Enfant Terrible" of viennas Artscene, Oskar Kokoschak. After some time their Affair, the lust and desire for one another starts threatening both of their existence to the extent of no return.
Alice and Niklas are happy, they lack nothing - but a child. After a few failed invitros, they go on holiday to Elba to leave their wish for a child behind them. Right there, however, everything they tried to repress comes up again. A cheerful Tyrolean family moves directly into the neighboring house and seems to have everything that Alice and Niklas lack in life. Through an unforeseen disaster there is a change in their view of the things and meaning in their lives, in which the most natural thing in the world does not avail.