Jerusalem, 1966 – the year before the Six Day War, after which everything will change forever. A small family lives in a crumbling old building in the center of the city. Eli, the father, works all day. His wife, Ruti spends her days in bed reading thick novels that he brings her from the library.
Their 11-year-old daughter, a creative and energetic soul, seeks attention from the other tenants in the building to stave off feelings of boredom and loneliness. One day, when Ruti finally decides to get out of bed, the apparent peace and serenity of the house is violated.