The film is based on Wilhelm Hauff’s fairy tales. It is a story of a boy by name Jacob, who refuses to change his good heart for a heart of stone. A witch transforms him into an ugly dwarf and with the aid of the Wheel of Time deprives him of seven years of his life. He experiences mockery and hate. Once he saves a goose who turns out to be a bewitched princess. They get close friends and foil all the witch’s evil plans.