Toni (maybe 7 years old) and his sister Rita (maybe 3) travel alone by train to visit their grandma in Bamsdorf, eight stations down the line. Toni doesn't know precisely which the right-hand side is.
From that consequential error, several things go wrong on their separate odysseys through rural (or even bucolic) East Germany... transportation is on foot, or, when you're lucky, by horse cart or steam train.
Camera and quick editing make this a nerve-racking experience, unlike other GDR children films I've watched.
*** Spoiler *** In the end, all goes well.
For trainspotters, a steam locomotive with open-vestibule passenger cars also play roles.
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