Although Kerim has lived in Germany almost all his life, he is not entitled to a German passport. However, in order to be able to work he needs it to work as a pharmacist. When Kerim and Carla marry, the immigration authorities suspect a sham marriage. Günther Schlotwinkel, a hypocritical civil servant, checks on their cohabitation. He insidiously puts their love to the test. If the marriage is declared a sham, Kerim could face deportation to his supposed homeland, Turkey. We only find out gradually whether Kerim and Carla are a real couple and what role the translator Dilmac plays.