Gunnar, a sociologist in his fifties who has written countless self-help books lives in a beautiful house with Dísa, his wife of thirty years. Despite his expertise, their relationship is on the rocks and their attitude towards one another is becoming increasingly resentful and bitter. Their 25-year-old son and only child, David, comes back from a holiday with a new girlfriend, Sunna. Gunnar is forced to face a dark secret. Although his life’s work has been to instruct others on how to work through their problems, he seems incapable of dealing with his own dilemma.