After the death of is mother and without father the sixteen-year old Joseph Urban (Jost Bradke), called Josch, becomes an orphan. For an experiment with the aim to find out wether "social cases" are inheritable, a young boy is looked for.

As Josch fulfils the qualifications "good looking and asocial", Bernard Classen (Hartmut op der Beck) gets the order to try out the test medicine with Josch.

In the meantime Josch had left, however, secretely school and orphans home and tries to find "SCHINA" - which is - according to his teacher - the place for all who do not want to live here.