Hans and Gretel have lived the last 10 years mired in absolute poverty, due in part to the serious illness of his father. But one day, the brittle ice rescue the dog from a lady, the lady gives them a brand new pair of skates and is committed to seeking a medical specialist for his father.
Veronique, living with her divorced mother, is going on holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a local boy, Benjamin, she manages to complicate the situation by making up stories about her father.
An American, Leopold Kessler (Jean-Marc Barr) goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a more valuable thing to do for the state of the world.
George Banks is an ordinary, middle-class man whose 21 year-old daughter Annie has decided to marry a man from an upper-class family, but George can't think of what life would be like without his daughter.