Hasse Karlsson is on the way to his mother’s deathbed. At a temporary interruption on the journey, the story is revealed as to why their lengthy conflict first occurred. The story is told through a childhood winter landscape where two boys, Hasse and Svalan, meet on the threshold of another world as well as in the process of becoming adults. Being an adult according to Svalan includes exposing those who deserve it, to fear and revenge. Hasse becomes reluctantly involved in Svalan’s thoughts and lets himself be guided towards an outrageous action he does not want to perform.