DIE TAUBE AUF DEM DACH tells the tale of three wildly different people who are united by their search for their place in society and its ideals.
At a construction site for modern concrete flat blocks in the south of the GDR, Linda, the young and self confident site manager, meets two men. The first, Daniel (Andreas Gripp), is a student temping at the site during his holidays, whose idealism and spontaneity fascinate Linda. The second, Hans Böwe (Günther Naumann), has travelled through the GDR building houses wherever the contracts have taken him, but as a result has lost his own sense of home. Linda loses herself in her work and finds her independence important, though she’s on the brink of losing sight of her own happiness due to time pressure.