This film is filled with hope, joy, shocking tragedy and despair. After witnessing the deaths of his mother and sister as a child, Sang-Hoon (Yang Ik-Joon) grew up with rage and hatred towards his father, who was responsible for their deaths. The shadow of his past overrules his present as Sang-Hoon, now a merciless debt collector, regularly beats his father who returned home after 15 years in prison. Though he hesitates to get any closer to his father, he often comes to see his half sister and nephew. One day, Sang-Hoon meets a high school girl, Yeon-Hee (Kim Kkobbi), who has also been trying to get by since her mother’s passing, four years before. Her violent younger brother, a high school dropout and her father, a former Vietnam War veteran, harass her endlessly and treat her like a slave. Without realizing how their lives may be connected, Sang-Hoon and Yeon-Hee share some moments of relief and escape from the brutal physical and emotional abuse and pain they face everyday.