Andrea, grandmother’s darling and a difficult child, is raised in poverty in a little village in Styria. Her parents, struggling to make ends meet, are unable to show her any love or affection and would like to marry her off to a wealthy farmer. As Andrea grows up, she starts to take her life into her own hands. While her boyfriend’s strong connection to his parents makes him fulfill their wishes instead of his, Andrea goes after her dreams regardless of her unlovable parents’ expectations. From the beginning of her life, Andrea faces many obstacles but she is unstoppable in her search for happiness and self-determination.
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