The documentary follows Gerhard Prange’s journey after concealing his illiteracy for years. Like six million Germans, Prange faced problems such as unanswered letters from the authorities, leading to a downward spiral of drinking and a broken marriage. One day, Prange reaches a turning point and decides to admit his struggles, a liberating move that leads to a better life.
Now, with a regular job and taking part in a literacy course, Prange sets himself a goal to write a letter to his adult daughter. But writing a sentence without mistakes still takes him an hour with the help of a teacher. Follow Prange’s inspiring story of self-improvement and determination as he overcomes his challenges in the hope of a better future.