23-year-old Dino dreams of a different life. She has fled the mass unemployment of her home country in search of a more worthwhile existence in a newly rich Oslo. But her new life is caught in deadlock. A broken arm incidentally leads to a position as a housekeeper in a Norwegian middle-class home. During a few sultry summer weeks she ends up the centre of an odd love triangle, an unpredictable struggle for affection as well as dominance.