Corinne grows up in a loving foster family in a Bavarian village. Life in the countryside offers the little girl many advantages including a beautiful big house and the opportunity to romp around outdoors. However, village life also has its disadvantages. Corinne’s school principal urgently advises her foster parents not to publicly disclose her HIV infection. For fear of stigmatisation and social exclusion, the family decides to keep the disease a secret, enabling Corinne to protect herself from hostility and marginalisation. However, silence is also a burden.