By-Products of Love. Die Bettwurst
Luzi and Dietmar, a secretary and a young unskilled labourer, meet and fall in love in the harbour city of Kiel. Both enact middle-class rituals with inventive improvisation. They take a daytrip to a popular place to dance; she shows him her patch of garden and her photo album. After spending the night together, he helps her with the vacuuming. Criminal friends from Dietmar's past kidnap Luzi, but in a scene of grotesque parody Dietmar frees her and they flee together into an uncertain future. The film plays with diverse conventions and clichés of the genre film and is a pure pleasure.