Berlin is in Germany
Brandenburg penitentiary 2001: Martin Schulz is released after 11 years of imprisonment. As a former citizen of the German Democratic Republic, he experienced the fall of the wall from his prison cell. Upon release, he receives the items in his possesion at the time of his arrest: A blue East German identification card, an East German driver′s license, and a wallet full of East German money. Martin is full of hope when he returns home, but hardly recognizes East Berlin again. The "New Berlin" has already taken over and the "Old East Berlin" clings desperately to its last remaining traits. The eleven-year absence is like a time machine and Martin runs into one difficulty after another while finding his place in this "new" world.
Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH