In spring 1961, 20-year-old Siggi comes to Dresden to work as a scenery painter at the theater. There he falls head over heels in love with the young poet Luise, who makes him acquainted not only with the notorious dance club "Der Rote Kakadu," but also with the boisterous, impulsive Wolle, her husband. While Siggi discovers an entirely new and fascinating world in The Red Cockatoo, he also soon finds himself struggling with his growing feelings for Luise. The clique is thirsting for freedom and self-fulfilment and Siggi decides to master his own fate and takes a decisive step.


2 hours 8 min