Hamburg, 1960. Astrid has finished art school and now works as a photographic assistant. Her relationship with a young graphic designer, Klaus, is slowly fading. One night, following another argument, Klaus leaves, but returns late at night, excited about what he has discovered in the red-light district; a group from England playing rock 'n' roll. When Astrid eventually agrees to accompany him the following night, she doesn't know her life is about to change forever. This is the story of the 'fifth Beatle', Stuart Sutcliffe, and the love of his life, Astrid Kirchher.