Sara is in her early 20s and lives in Malmo, in the south of Sweden. Her father is dead, and Sara and her mother have been forced to sell the house where they’ve always lived, with daughter reluctantly agreeing to put her confused mom in a hospital.
Sara’s boyfriend, Kalle (Alexander Skarsgard), is a celebrated soccer player and likes the high life fame brings. He is not pleased when Sara starts to work and enrolls in a course in school; they decide to marry, but it doesn’t last long. Work also destroys Sara’s next relationship, with a colleague, Stefan (Hugo Emretsson), when she gets a senior position he was trying to land.
A few years on, Sara can afford to buy the old house where she and her mother used to live and she hires a couple of carpenters to renovate the rundown building. Wanting to become a mother, but not necessarily have a man in her life, she invites different guys to her bed in order to become pregnant. At the same time, she and one of the carpenters, start eyeing one another.