Middle-aged, dreary Jan works as a restaurant manager on a ferry that runs between Denmark and Sweden. After antagonizing employees and customers over the tiniest of perceived insults, Jan is sent to counseling by his boss, who suspects that marital problems and spousal abuse are the cause of his outbursts. Meanwhile, Jan’s wife Bente manages their small household in between her own volatile rages. With her at the helm, life at home is filled with anger, resentment, miscommunication and broken furniture. Clearly this is a marriage on the rocks.