Six separate storylines are woven into a raw and often shocking vision of life in contemporary Austria. A subtropical heat wave has descended upon a nondescript Viennese suburb of drab housing developments, concrete highways and plastic shopping centers, and things are about to get even uglier. A pretty teenage girl (Franziska Weiss) is trapped in an abusive relationship with her volatile and insanely jealous boyfriend (Rene Wanko). A rotund widower (Erich Finsches) celebrates what would have been his 50th wedding anniversary by seducing his housekeeper (Gerti Lehner). A middle-aged teacher (Christine Jirku) waits for her lover (Victor Hennemann), unaware that the ev...