The high-rise apartment complex “Am Kölnberg” has quite a bad reputation. Next to families of refugees and immigrants from all over the world, the people who live here have, for various reasons, been forced to the outer periphery of today’s society. Unemployment, drug abuse and prostitution are all part of everyday life here. The film accompanies four people over a timeframe of two years and documents their lives here, with all of its ups and downs. They all have one thing in common: the dream of a life fulfilled, far away from Kölnberg.