Throughout Billy Lange’s youth on the Isle of Wight, he’s entranced by Karin, the crazy and evasive daughter of a German-Jewish baron who uses Billy’s parents. Years later, following the upheavals of World War I, the 2 kids are reunited about the baron’s Frankfurt estate. Billy and Karin first bond within the popular Wild West tales of Karl May, and afterward above their enthusiasm for jazz and Berlin nightclubs. However, they also have come to share a dream of escape in the 1930s Germany that’s quickly darkening them around retreat into the large plains of Texas and New Mexico they would read about as kids.
Against the background of Hitler’s rise to power, their friendship deepens to a love affair with incredibly significant stakes. Brilliantly conceived and composed, Peter Behrens’s Carry Me is equally an epic romance and a lucid meditation on Europe’s violent twentieth century.