A couple (Karin Thome and Eberhard Klasse), whose relationship can't hold up to the pressure of their financial and career problems, only have their child left as the remaining connecting link.
But even their child becomes a bargaining chip in their selfish power games and possessiveness. The crisis reaches its peak when the husband finds out about his wife's affair, and sets out to claim the same rights for himself. This takes him to New York, where he settles. The wife gets her hands on all the cash reserves and follows him there. In spite of the new location, they still remain a couple with a disturbed and insensitive miscommunication, and they instinctively cling even more to each other in the new and alienating environment.