After his grandparents’ death, Morten is forced to live with his abusive alcoholic uncle in a lone cabin on the edge of a swamp. His mother is working abroad, trying to earn enough money for a down payment on an apartment. The boy has never met his father. Escaping to a nearby bog island to practice nature photography is Morten’s only chance for coping. On one of these trips, he meets a strange girl he’s never seen before in town. Emilie is pale, speaks in an unusual way, and appears to be totally unfamiliar with many regular things. Although Morten enjoys Emilie’s company and finds her easy to talk with, he still has a nagging desire to uncover the mysterious girl’s true identity.