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Germany, April 1957. Uli has a dream: to become a famous Broadway dancer.
A young 19-year-old student at the prestigious school of modern dance, Uli’s energetic and outgoing personality stands out in sharp contrast to the melancholy of post-war Europe. He is passionate about musicals, which are joyous and colorful like he is, but this passion is ridiculed by his classmates. In their eyes, musicals are too commercial, unlike the German tradition of dance. During a trip to Berlin, he meets Anthony, a young African-American dancer. The attraction is immediate. The two young men talk about dance over pillow talk, and Anthony tells him to come to New York to discover the reality of musical theatre and try his luck on Broadway. The young men part ways, but the idea of New York stays with Uli. Some months later, he decides to pack his bags.