Set and filmed in Brunswick, a Melbourne suburb, it deals with a humble chef, Carl (Neill) who gets a job at a sleazy nightclub. He begins a relationship with the Greek-Australian barmaid, Sophie (Carides), which soon brings him into trouble with his employers and her strict father. His drug dealing co-worker, Mustafa (Nick Lathouris), is beaten up by the Greek-Australian owners. Thinking Carl told them, Mustafa attacks Carl. Carl accidentally stabs and kills him.