The charismatic Frederik (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) is principal at Saxtorph Private School where his wife Mia works as a teacher. They live in a beautiful villa with their son Niklas and lead perfect lives - at least, so it appears. But when Frederik is suddenly arrested and charged with embezzlement, the life which Mia knew suddenly disappears and this forces her to revise her view of her husband. During the arrest, Frederik behaves in the most peculiar way, for which reason his defense attorney, Bernard, suggests a brain scan. It turns out that Frederik has a tumour in his brain.