In his first feature film, popular comedian Otto Waalkes plays a likeable, naive guy from the Northern German countryside who moves to Hamburg in order to start a business. Alas, he borrows money from a ruthless loan shark who soon starts to threaten poor Otto. A possible way out appears in form of young baroness Silvia von Kohlen und Reibach. Not only could she square Otto's debt, she would also marry him on the spot – for she fell in love with him at first sight. Yet unfortunately, her mother and her shady fiancé Ernesto try everything to separate Otto and Silvia.