Two friends and a young woman discover the truth about dreams the harder way.
Set in "Hickesville, anywhere in the world", Forget America is a story about youth, yearning and shattered dreams.
David (Marek Harloff) and Benno are friends when Anna enters the picture. She dreams of becoming a star. Benno wins Anna's heart while David watches from the sidelines. Alternative civil service, acting school, compulsory military duty: the three of them go their separate ways. When they come together in Aschleben again, David's father is confined to a wheelchair and David loses his job at the photography studio.
Benno opens a dealership for big American cars. Anna comes back from Berlin and settles down in Aschleben to be with Benno. David begins working at the fish counter in the new supermarket.
Emotions soar as Benno gets sucked deeper and deeper into illegal activities and Anna seeks solace in David.