|Keve Hjelm||His Father|
|Emy Storm||His Mother|
Anders is an aspiring writer who, along with his friend Sixten, is desperate to escape his working-class upbringing. Anders' father is an unemployed alcoholic and his mother slaves away at a laundry to support the family. A ray of hope comes Anders' way when he finishes his first novel and sends it to a publisher. But, after his girlfriend, Elsie, gets pregnant, his future dims before his eyes once more.