The Day Bobby Ewing Died
Following his parents′ divorce, Niels (17) moves with his mother, Hanne (39), from their middle-class way of life in Bremen to Schleswig-Holstein in 1986 – to a commune in the “Wilster Marsch” not far from the nuclear power plant construction site. For Hanne, this is a step into a new world. Niels, however, does not feel happy in this unfamiliar environment. When Hanne also revives a love affair with the commune guru, Peter, he rebels.
Together with the mayor′s daughter, Martina, Niels joins a resistance movement against the nuclear power plant ready to use violence and thus gets into a clinch with Peter. Following the news of the reactor catastrophe in Chernobyl, however, the nuclear threat suddenly becomes a reality. Niels realizes that he was not born to be a revolutionary and confronts Hanne eye-to-eye in order to finally free himself from her.