A small village in Mecklenburg, home of a close community shaped by German reunification: they shape their environment, inscribe themselves into the landscape. The 50 inhabitants breathe beyond the tides that define the values of the west. The people here exist on the breadline, are dependent on each other’s support. Work, memories and loss determine their daily lives. And yet the powerful farmer Maxe, his girlfriend Cordula, who lives with him in the country because she loves him, the newcomer Harry, who dreams of white nights at the North Cape, the milker Oli, soon to marry, and Gabi, mother of three, whose sons have come home looking for work, have created a wonderful community: an idyll that nevertheless seems on the brink of an abyss.