Uncle Frederick was not a nice man. But he did not have to be nice. He was in control of the family estate after the mysterious deaths of his mother, father, sister and brother. He lived alone in the family house in Horgen in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. When Frederick dies in a masturbation accident, the family breathes a sigh of relief. They no longer have to pander to the deeply unpleasant Frederick and can at last enjoy their birthright - the estate which they plan to use as their holiday home to escape the pressures of their big city lives. But even after the funeral, Uncle Frederick is still the head of the family - or is he?