Friday night on a council estate outside the city. Per is badly beaten up on his way home from a night out. He is taken to hospital in a coma. The police have no clues; suspicion and supposition are rife. His mother struggles to maintain her faith in his survival. His younger sister, Mie, begins to pick up rumours. Her boyfriend, Shadi, suspects that his elder brother is behind the assault but he cannot tell anyone. Many well-meaning people find themselves at sea in a fable about emotions leading us astray.