Roy is a wreck of a love-starved mailman ruled by curiosity, a mean streak and a mighty ability to find himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. He has no respect for others’ privacy of property, suffers from an acute lack of professional ethics, steals mail, insults his few friends and colleagues and lives in a dump of a studio apartment where, for the third time in three years, his Polish neighbour is renovating the next-door apartment with a jackhammer. Life goes in small circles for Roy, and all news is old news. Nothing exciting ever really happens.
But one day, something happens on his appointed rounds. Line forgets her keys in the mailbox. After a barely noticeable moment’s hesitation, Roy goes up to the apartment and unlocks the door. As soon as he steps over the threshold, his life takes a different turn. And the more he discovers, the more he involves himself in something far more dangerous than opening other people’s mail. Junk Mail is a black comedy about love, money that no one wants, cold canned spaghetti, karaoke, involuntary good deeds, rutting and the joy of being comatose. –Norwegian Film Institute