Berlin in the late phase of the Weimar Republic: Jakob Fabian worked in a small advertising Agency as a Reklametexter for a Zigarettenfirma. He is tolerably satisfied with his life, even if he is financially barely above water can hold, and lives carefree in the day. With his best friend Labude he makes regularly in the Berlin nightlife insecure. His new friend Cornelia, who just come to Berlin, to the movie big to come out, is attractive. But one day the tide turns for the careless, young man: as a Result of the economic crisis in 1927, begins Fabian's life piece by piece out of the joints to get.