Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life, seemingly entirely devoted to her work in the hospital. When she encounters the ex-soldier and drifter Bodo, she can’t get him out of her thoughts. He inadvertently causes an accident that results in her lying under a truck, unable to breathe. While he provides life-saving first aid, mesmerized Sissi begins to wonder whether he may be the man of her dreams. But when she tracks him down weeks later her affection is rejected, as Bodo is stuck somewhere between a traumatic past and a criminal future.