Imagine you have a deal with the universe, and you can get whatever you want. But for your desires to be fulfilled a corresponding sacrifice must be made.
Semmler, management consultant and heir to a fortune, meets a woman who lets him in on the secret. Her name is Gisela and she works as a housekeeper for a parish priest. Soon afterwards, he notices his keys are missing. And even though he believes the whole business to be humbug, he »sacrifices« an expensive lighter. When he comes home, his annoying colleague, Koslowski, is already waiting for him. And he's found Semmler's keys.
Could there really be anything in the housekeeper's story? Soon another opportunity to test it beckons, when Semmler meets Ursula and falls in love with her on the spot. Sadly, she is still married to Koslowski, but why not change that unfortunate reality?
Much too late, Semmler realizes that he has triggered an avalanche that can no longer be halted. His wishes have become far too big – and with them the sacrifice the universe now demands of him…