The gentle inhabitants of a quaint Berlin apartment house, damaged by the Second World War but possessing an elegance of its own, love the place where they live, with its motto Liebe das Leben-Lebe das Lieben (Love Living, Live Loving) emblazoned above the door. Their love for it only increases when they learn that it is threatened by a bank redevelopment project. Among the apartment-dwellers are an elderly couple (Brigitte Mira and Erhardt Dhein) who have toured the world together.
From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.
Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble.
9-year old Karl Lejon, 'Skorpan' is suffering from tuberculosis and knows that he will die soon. But his older brother Jonathan tries to comfort him by promising that they one day will meet in Nangijala, a magic country beyond the stars.