Rupert is 35-years-old and the son of a social democrat minister. Ridden with guilt towards his mother and contemptuous of his corrupt father who has abandoned the family for a younger woman, Rupert spends his time developing a father-destroying computer game. A letter from an old college friend and unfulfilled love, Mimi, sees him heading for New York, together with the game which he hopes to sell. But he soon discovers he's there to help Mimi renovate a house. A house that just so happens to be where her grandfather, a Lithuanian war criminal, is hiding from his pursuers.