Kebi, Serge, Musa, and Hector come from different parts of the world, but they have one thing in common: they have all been tortured in their home countries. Contrary to their expectations, they survived the torture and they now all live in Finland. Life goes on, but with certain limitations.
The torture has had a severe impact on them. It has affected their minds, self-esteem and sleep. And the rise of an anti-immigration atmosphere in Finland does not help the situation.
Kebi's future is uncertain. He is seeking asylum and living in a refugee reception centre. He is struggling with depression, insomnia and an alcohol problem. In addition, he has been beaten up by local youngsters and the case is about to go to court.
Serge has a residence permit and he is attending therapy sessions for torture victims, but he feels that he cannot heal without his children. His family reunification process is proceeding, and slowly his zest for life is coming back.
Musa and his family have received asylum in Finland. As a husband and father, he feels that he is insensitive and coarse - his torture experiences have a stong effect on his family life.
Hector, the oldest of the four, is a grandfather and a pensioner. Over the years, he has managed to channel his emotions through painting and his grim art has become more colourful. But even forty years after he was tortured, he is still suffering.
In the film, the stories of the four men are interwoven into a common experience of what it is like to try to live on after being tortured.