Momo leaves his cozy small home town to go to Darmstadt to start studying Business Mathematics, a subject he was always very good in at school. At first full of enthusiasm and confidence, he runs into a nerve-wracking situation trying to find a place to live, until he finally decides to share a three-room apartment with Bernd, a somewhat unfriendly Architecture student five years his senior. But out of their original "partnership of convenience" develops a "friendship for life". Yet still, Momo has some initial difficulty acclimating himself to student life.
Over the course of the next 13 semesters, Momo experiences all the highs and lows that student life has to offer. At first he is very studious and goes to all his lectures, hangs out with like-minded fellow students, and spends two semesters abroad in Australia. But when he returns, he realizes that he has chosen the wrong major and calling it off now seems to be too late. Finally, in his seventh semester, his greatest desire is fulfilled: after falling in love with Kerstin, he forgets all about the whole purpose of his studies. Ultimately, he leads himself to financial ruin with a completely oversized business idea. His youthful enthusiasm is soon replaced by deep depression and existential questions like: What do I really want? What am I doing here? And for how much longer …?
Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH