The young actress, Hildegard Knef, joins a sect of elusive opticians in Berlin after escaping the Red Army’s P.O.W. dungeons. Her nazi boyfriend was executed by the soviet military administration. The sect members dyed her hair black to preserve her identity, for she was, after all, not a collaborator. Later on, when the matter was forgotten, she was cast in The Snows of Kilimanjaro with her natural hair tone. She looked pretty, men desired her, and everything was okay again.