69-year old alteration tailoress Inge has been married to Werner for more than 30 years. Both live their normal and peaceful retirement without much excitement. But in this old age, completely out of the blue love rears its head again: Inge falls head over heels in love with 76-year old Karl and starts a passionate love affair with him. She tells Werner about Karl and about her intense feelings, thus alienating him. Werner would not have thought that his wife would behave as impulsive as a young girl and would hurl herself into a new relationship. When she finally leaves him, Werner′s whole life collapses before his eyes.