Eccentric comedy set during the economic recession in Finland. Ilona (Kati Outinen) and Lauri Koponen (Kari Väänänen) are a waitress and driver who, through sheer bad luck, are made redundant at the same time. Ilona finds work in a sleazy bar, but her employer disappears without paying her wages. Lauri loses the chance of a job at a bus company as he is partially deaf. The couple then hit on the idea of opening their own restaurant, but finding the necessary funds proves to be a problem.