In the volatile era between world wars, two young men share a romantic of view of life and its possibilties. They differ greatly: Paul, a shy poet, comes from a working-class family, while daredevil Guenther hales from the wealthy upper class. Rebellious and passionate, both boys reject their parents\' empty world. They even create a pact: at the point when love fails them, they will end their lives. And one weekend at a bohemian party, this reckless agreement is put to the test.