It is a little before Christmas. Matthias returns from working abroad to his native multi-ethnic mountain village in Transylvania. He is worried about the education his son Rudi has been receiving from his Romanian mother, Ana, and yearns to see his Hungarian ex-lover Csilla again.
He finds his boy and the village under the shadow of a strange irrational fear and unsettlement. When the bakery that Csilla manages hires two foreign workers, deep-rooted impulses and resentments emerge, conflicts and emotions erupt and the veneer of peace in the community is shattered.