It's a block of flats in Budapest. In one flat, three generations of a family
live crushed together. The father, Feri, is a geography schoolmaster, a retiring,
moony sort of fellow who has his head in the clouds. The mother, Eva, by contrast,
is a very down-to-earth person. And the daughter, Julie, a 15-year-old, happens
to be making her first timid attempts to sever the family bondage.
Towards the end, both Feri and Eva have extra-marital affairs. They realize that getting divorced would get them nowhere and both of them are ready to make it up. Eventually, they make Eva instinctively sense the paramount importance of "living together", and they accept voluntary fellowship with the young ones. They attempt to display tolerance to forms of behavior and a set of values they find alien - even at the risk of becoming ridiculous in the process.