Liberation day, 1945. The three women residing in Kirkeveien, Vera, Boletta and the Elder, prepare for a celebration of the peace. However, when Vera heads to the attic to fetch dresses suitable for the occasion, she is assaulted and raped. Nine months later Fred is born in a taxi. 43 years have passed when Vera's other son, Barnum and his girlfriend Vivian, is back in the attic in search of furniture for their new apartment. Here, they stumble upon Vera's old camera, still intact. On the film they find a picture of Barnum's half-brother Fred, who disappeared 22 years ago. Mysteriously, at some stage it seems he returned here. Why?