Synopsis by Gönül Dönmez-Colin
Oskar, an Olympic swimming champion, makes headlines for over fourteen years as the most wanted jewelry thief in Europe before his arrest in 1987. Upon his release from prison, he meets Leni, who is a factor worker, an occasional prostitute and a cabaret artist. The attraction is immediate the moment they make eye contact. However, Oskar disappears into the crowd. Leni's search for Oskar becomes increasingly desperate whereas Oskar is lost in a dilemma. As fate might have it, one day he catches a glimpse of Leni, which could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Screened as part of the New German Films program of the 49th International Berlin Film Festival, 1999.
attraction, champion, Germany, jewel-robbery, prison, relationship, robbery, romance, singer, swimming