Teenage Thomas and his mom have repeatedly fled from a violent dad/husband. This time, they rent an apartment on a farm. Thomas makes two friends at school. The single farmer likes the mom and helps them.
When we meet Thomas and his mother, Anne, for the first time, they are about to run away as so often before. Now, the escape brings Thomas and Anne to a cosy provincial town. They stop their car to fill up the tank and here Thomas meets Helene, who he instantly falls in love with. Thomas takes the initiative to rent rooms at the local junk dealer Lars. Thomas starts school in a new class, where he sits next to the guitar freak Jonas. In the beginning, Thomas and his mother try to keep to themselves, as they have all too often experienced having to say goodbye to new friends. But Thomas can't let go of Helene and his friend Jonas doesn't give up easily. When the schoolteacher arranges a concert, Jonas, Helene and Thomas form a band. Meanwhile, Lars falls in love with Anne, who also slowly begins to warm up to him. But the moment the future looks brightest, the past catches up with them and Thomas and Anne prepare to run away. But their stay in the little town has left its traces. The ...Written by