An urban Roma family lives in the suburbs of a big city; the father Hrast (33), the mother Aska (30), their daughter Manusha (10) and Granny Ilonka (55), Aska’s mother, a well-known fortune teller. Granny Ilonka dies suddenly, Aska is dismissed from her job in the light-bulb factory, while Hrast ‘loses his ear’, so he is fired from the funeral band in which he was a trumpet player. The family has suddenly lost all sources of income. After their electricity and phone is cut off, Aska reluctantly takes on her mother’s customers and begins fortune telling, while unsuccessfully sends applications for any kind of job. Manusha does not like going to school, because the other children refuse to accept her. They tease her and torment her, because she’s different from them. Manusha misses her grandmother, because her parents, burdened by the problems of bare survival, do not have time for a little girl, and they do not notice that something strange is happening in the house. Something like a sulphur smell permeates the house, and Manusha’s new class-mate and only friend in school Zdenko (9), the undertaker’s son, explains that this means her deceased grandmother is angry.