German novelist Hans Fallada lives with his family in a small, remote town. His craving for peace and harmony collides with his own inner turmoil and the growing power of the Nazis.
In the late 1950s, Sebastian Fußberg (Franciszek Pieczka) travels through the country performing traditional puppet shows. Although the old man is a dreamer and idealist at heart, he cannot come to terms with the shadows of his past in a concentration camp.
Germany, 1934: Hella Lindau and her fiancé Hermann Reimers are members of an anti-Nazi resistance group. When they are betrayed, Hella takes the blame and is sentenced to ten years in prison for high treason.
May 8, 1945: WWII is over. Dresden is in ruins. But where are the 2200 paintings by artists such as Rembrandt, Raphael, Rubens, Giorgione, and Vermeer van Delft from the Old Masters Picture Gallery?
Part 1: Target Peenemünde — In 1939, antifascist scientist Dr. Kummerow alerts the British consulate to a top-secret Nazi missile program in Peenemünde.