confronted by his longtime girlfriend,
telling him that he is unable to love and
is more dead than alive, Albin's life falls
apart. He gets fired from his job at a bank
and cannot push himself to take the final
exam for a prestigious M.B.A. degree.
Albin flees home in desperation and ends up at a seedy hostel in former East Berlin.
meeting an aspiring Polish
actress in an artist's squat,
to find a new
meaning in life and become an
But the young Polish woman departs for Warsaw unexpectedly, leaving a note declaring her love for Albin.
Confused and dejected, Albin wanders the streets of Berlin.
finds a friend at the hostel
with whom he explores the adventurous
underground techno scene of Berlin.
They meet two English girls and the days are spent playing and partying.
|Fulfilled by his
newfound friends, Albin decides to stay in Berlin. Running out of money,
he takes a job as a cleaner at the hostel.
He becomes involved with an American exchange student and hangs around with a homeless musician.
Meanwhile, Loveparade, the annual festival of sex, drugs and electronica is approaching...