Sebastian is an 8-year old boy who lives with his grandmother in an ordinary house in an ordinary, monochrome world. But when Sebastian gets on the bike to go for a ride, the adventure into his imagination begins. Mesmerized by the transformation of the colorless city Sebastian crosses the street without paying attention. A car hits him, but only his bike is damaged. After the accident, Sebastian has vivid dreams re-experiencing his birth and entering a fairytale world. When the girl and her mother return the fixed bike, the girl gives Sebastian her magnifying glass. Through this glass everything appears in color, save the newspaper . The kids set the newspaper on fire and run away from the inescapable realities of the adult existence.