First love in the summer is the focus of this gentle drama. 15-year old Emil is apprenticed to a doctor for the summer. Along with his five daughters he follows him on his rounds. Emil is enchanted by the girls, but each one treats him differently. Some seek to take care of him, and others flirt shamelessly. Ema, the youngest is jealous of his crush on Dora. When a roving magician and his terminally ill wife come to town, the trouble starts. Dora begins using Emil as a runner between she and the magician who are having an affair. After she and the magician run off together the heartbroken lad considers giving up his apprenticeship and going home to his parents.
by Sandra Brennan synopsis