|Tomas von Brömssen||Kjell|
|Nina Gunke||Stig's Mother|
|Kenneth Milldoff||Stig's Father|
|Per Olov Borjeson|
Stig is 15 years old and lives in neutral Sweden while the rest of the world is swept up in World War II. Like many other boys in his school, he's in love with biology teacher Viola, but, unlike other boys, he secretly starts seeing her. Viola confesses to Stig that he provides her with much-needed comfort since her marriage to Kjell, a drunk, is falling apart. Their relationship grows complicated when Kjell discovers their affair.