The place is Oslo, the time is a day in April 1996. Four stories are lived out in the confinement of a flat in the heart of the city. There's the maid being sought out by the lover in The Pyjama Man. But what have the girls really been doing in The Hammerhead Shark? In Can You Hear the Moon the leder sister brings a young black man home, while in Floating a whole symphony orchestra turns up for a party. And through it all runs the story about granddad Olsen, who lives in Spain in Exile.