The Porcupine: A Free Man
(Das Stacheltier – EIN freier MENSCH)
Das Stacheltier – EIN freier MENSCH © DEFA-Stiftung
Eckehard Mucks takes his fiancée Inge out in a paddleboat, but then decides he would rather ride the motorboat tied up at the dock. The owner Viola agrees to take him across to the other side, and, feeling flattered, Eckehard tries to charm her as he cruises proudly past Inge, who is sitting in the paddle boat alone.
When the boat runs out of gas and Eckehard must row Viola across, he learns why she was so eager to have his help – she needed to meet her boyfriend on the other side.