Three sisters are desperate to escape from their family home in rural Croatia. They want to get away from their passive father and overbearing mother, who is feuding with the next-door neighbour over land ownership. The story is partly told from the point of view of the neighbour, who paints the family as a bunch of whores, weirdos, thieves and sadists. We realize that everything we have seen so far is a story within a story, being shot by a film crew on a farm somewhere in Croatia. The conditions on the film set are terrible, and so-called reality and fiction start merging in a veritable carnival of the grotesque.