Heiko (Christian Blumel) and Tommy (Aaron Hildebrand) are best friends so intent on getting time off from their boring jobs that they injure each other to get sick leave. In their free time they drink beer on the roof of a crumbling Stalinist apartment block, and Tommy lays out his plan to escape to Australia. Heiko, the less daring of the duo, thinks it's a crazy idea, and the plan is put on hold when Tommy is arrested for setting fire to an East German flag and packed off to prison.
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There's already an Oscars buzz surrounding this movie.