Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Ella drives a cab for a living in Berlin's busy streets. On a day when, ironically, she is broke, some muggers try to rob her and are frustrated by her lack of money. They are about to inflict grievous bodily harm on her when she is rescued by a debonair Russian, Aleksei. Intrigued by his manner as much as by his appearance of having lots of ready cash, Ella arranges to meet him again. He offers her a lot of money to marry him so that he can legally immigrate to Germany. Soon, she finds out that he is involved in a scheme concocted by his brother Yevgeni to sell nuclear weapons-grade materials to Middle East types. When Aleksei steals the money the buyers brought, he and Ella are chased by everybody, and Ella shows that she has an unexpectedly clever turn of mind.
cab-driver, citizen, damsel-in-distress, green-card, marriage, marriage-of-convenience, rescue, robbery, weapons-dealer