A German filmstudio in the twenties. The ambitious director Fossenrath tries to shoot a silent film with his foolish crew. Prince Aman fell in love with the daughter of the hostile sultan. He is to be executed. But before this can happen, Fossenrath has to put up with unexpected incidents. The sultan faints, Nosferatu walks through the picture, looking for Murnau's set. Nobody knows, if the film is going to be finished. Subtly wrapped in a little comedy, the film provides food for thought dealing with a subject that is, unfortunately, still prevailing today - honour killing.