1945, shortly before the end of the war: Anna and her 11-year-old son Felix flee bombed out Munich for the safety of the countryside. Here the local Nazi official, Feik, rules with an iron fist. While Anna struggles to play the convinced National Socialist, Felix is determined to fit in with the village children and becomes seduced increasingly by the regime's propaganda.
When Anna learns of her husband Bernd’s “Hero’s Death” she and Felix are devastated. While she mourns and blames the Nazis, Felix starts to feel what it means to be the son of a fallen hero. He is accepted, respected.
One day Felix and his friends discover a deserter hiding nearby. They agree: this must be reported at once. But what Felix does not know, the man is Bernd, his father!© Jürgen Olcyk/Lieblingsfilm