One of the difficult things when someone dies is that the bereaved family must see to practical matters while they’re grieving. It can be hard to pull oneself together in order to take care of what must be done.
But it’s not like this for Christoffer. For him it’s a purely practical matter. He doesn’t grieve when he learns of his father’s death. He hasn’t seen him since his old man took off for Prague and left him alone with his mother. For Christoffer it’s a question of getting his father packed into a coffin, flown to Denmark and buried at the family grave site as fast as possible, so he can return to everyday life with his wife, Maja, and their 12-year-old son Thomas.
It’s natural for Maja to come along to Prague to support and help Christoffer while he fetches his father, but the trip turns out not to be so simple. Behind the convincing facade, Christoffer and Maja’s relationship is falling apart, and the confrontation with his deceased father doesn’t make things easier. His encounter with the life his father led in this foreign land unleashes a forgotten longing and Christoffer is forced to realize that he has paid a higher price for his father’s desertion that he thought. On the trip to Prague Christoffer has to fight for his marriage and to come to terms with his past, and finally, he must fight to avoid being destroyed in the city to which he came on a purely practical errand.
An intense movie about love, loss and loneliness. –TrustNordisk