Frank, Claudia who have been married for 19 years and their 16-year-old son Alex are sitting on packed suitcases. The next day they will emigrate to Toronto. Especially Alex is struggling with the move, because he must leave his first big love Nora in Germany. Angry, he sprays his day on the corridor wall and goes to Nora the night before to spend the last hours with her. Claudia has prepared a surprise for Frank: she has invited all the friends of the family to a farewell dinner and commissioned a catering company. When it rings at the door, she is just in the shower and Frank opens the door. Romy is standing in front of the door in a red dress. She reveals herself as Frank's childhood sweetheart, to whom he swore eternal love 24 years ago. She wants to demand it now. For the well-established bourgeois couple, the visit of the "woman of yore" becomes a threat. Both have a fight with each other when suddenly Alex enters the apartment door. He hauls Romy with him, he has run over her ...