This sequence opens, as with others, with glamorous pans of post-war downtown west Berlin, which lead to the Jockey Club where four old friends have gotten together for the first time since before the war. Each has been telling a story of an experience during the war. Peter Koslowski (played by Peter Pasetti) joins them late in the evening, and tells them of meeting with a mysterious young woman on his 1953 trip to his summer cottage in Markegrafpieske, in the GDR. The woman (played by Elisabeth Müller) identifies herself to Koslowski by an admitted alias "Bastienne." Recalling Mozart, Peter calls himlelf "Bastien" in response. This woman is named Barbara "Babsybi" Bibiena, and she has come to Markegrafpieske to find out what happened to Hans Wratislaw (played by Peter Thom) the man she loved before the war, , who was killed nearby in the war. Her plan for accommodation has fallen through, and Koslowski offers to let her stay with him at his small cottage. He assists her in finding the grave. They find it, but a goatherd, Barbel Kroll, tries to hide the grave. Hans had died in Barbel's arms in April, 1945, and Barbel is still attached to his memory. After encountering Barbel and learning of her four days of nursing and exchange of loving words with Hans, "Bastienne" decides not to rebury Hans in Berlin but to leave Hans with Barbel . However, when Bastienne leaves, she gives Peter no other name or address, but only the address of her attorney in Berlin. "Bastien" and "Bastienne" had been housemates (just friends) and partners in the search. He feels belittled by the cold departure. Although Koslowski did not know Barbara Bibiena before, the four friends were well acquainted or friends with her, and conclude that Peter has been helping Barbara, and are very happy to know she is well. They tell Koslowski who she really is. The friends want to bring Bibiena and Koslowski back together but, still offended, he refuses.