|Rüdiger Vogler||Bruno Winter|
|Hanns Zischler||Robert Lander|
|Lisa Kreuzer||Pauline, cashier|
|Rudolf Schündler||Robert's Father|
While traveling his route along the border between East and West Germany, projector repairman Bruno meets pediatrician Robert when the latter attempts suicide by driving his car into a shallow lake. From such off beginnings, the two form a genuine friendship as Robert accompanies Bruno on the road. They discuss the decline of German film, the hegemony of America culture and their challenging relationships with women before ultimately parting ways.