Insurance salesman Holger Lenz tries to do everything right. Yet his life is still in ruins. His wife Ilona is having an affair, his son Linus is rebellious and at work, younger rivals are catching and passing him. When he is brought the ashes of his father, who had years before emigrated to Thailand, along with news of an inherited apartment, Holger sets off. The journey into the alleged land of smiles with its shady side, the sex industry, becomes a nightmare. Then Lenz makes a surprising discovery.