After years on the dole 35-year-old Lars Hansen is sent on a retraining scheme. One day at the job centre his file gets mixed up with that of El Hassan, a Pakistani. When Lars Hansen tries to return to his own identity he discovers that Ida, for whom he had a passion in his youth, is teaching the "Danish as a Second Language" course, but can't start until El Hassan shows up. Lars Hansen puts on a disguise and turns up as El Hassan. He slowly wins Ida's heart. But the truth comes out and he has to move heaven and earth to regain his lost love.
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