Margret and Helmut are a lovely couple, despite their crotchetiness.Their bond was strengthened by all the ups and downs during the past decades of their marriage. But everything changes when Helmut drifts off into dementia. The daily routine is completely rejigged ever since. Helmut's condition dictates his wife's life now and even simple trips to the grandchild's swimming competition become balancing acts. Margret copes those situations with love and empathy, but also she has her limits. As Helmut's past merges with the present, Margret's present becomes more and more challenging. But giving up is not an option for this energetic old woman. She is in search for her former Helmut; her caring husband - and one thing is for sure: She won't find that person in a retirement home. Margret emerges herself into her world of wishful thinking and soon loses the ability to differentiate reality from imagination. When Helmut runs off into the night, Margret begins to search for him; for the husband she once had and loved. This search leads Margret to the night club, in which she got to know Helmut long ago. Trying to find her way between dancing youngsters, stale beer and booming techno beats, she stumbles numbly across the dance floor. And did she not see Helmut in the flashing light? Was it him laughing? Or was he crying? The search turns into a nightmare. But a hit from an elbow of a dancer in trance, wakes her up. With a bleeding nose, Margret finds herself back in reality and has to admit to herself that something needs to change. She has to let go of her husband in the past, just like Helmut has let go of the past.