And that's the point: "England and America are like the GDR and the FRG", Rico knows - only that there is a wall between the German states, between the other states there is the Baltic Sea. Franzi is just as enthusiastic about the simple world interpretations of her know-it-all neighbour's boy as she is about the real socialism she encounters in school.
At last something that gives her stability, beyond the ironic remarks of her parents, who never tell you everything, who always keep silent about their secret evening meetings in the kitchen. Telling stories is a problem anyway. Who can you tell what to?
Franzi and her friends don't understand it, and so they try to explore the world in their own way from the carpet rod of an East Berlin backyard. But then the wall falls, and all certainties collapse like houses of cards. Until friendships turn out to be a fallacy.
(Program in German)