The pensioner Mr. Kummer is desperate to attend a Christmas party of his estranged family, who have invited him by surprise. An illness slowly makes its way into his life. He himself knows nothing about it for a long time. The eternal bachelor lives a withdrawn life, but enjoys talking to the young neighbors about historical events. Unexpectedly, his brother, whom he hasn‘t seen for a long time, calls him and invites him to spend the holidays with him. A story about the loss of illusion, based on a true story.