Emmi is around 60, a widow and earns her living as a cleaning lady. When she falls in love with Ali, a Moroccan guest worker who is 20 years her junior, and marries him, she causes a scandal. The couple feels the rejection of the environment in full: Emmi's adult children are ashamed, the neighbors whisper and the grocer even tells Emmi out of the store. But the young marriage is not only threatened from the outside, because soon Ali begins an affair with a waitress. Along the dramatic love story of Emmi and Ali, the film deals with topics such as racism and exclusion and analyzes the underlying social mechanisms. These analyzes can definitely be transferred to today and can contribute to a better understanding of the power relations in European society.
In cooperation with the CinEd-Programme