It's Helge Klingenfeldt's much anticipated sixtieth party, but no one is ready for the bombshell about to be delivered by his oldest son. Christian - a dark family secret that contributes to his twin sister's recent suicide. Helge Kingenfeldt is a respected Danish patriarch whose country estate is the scene of grand celebration. Friends and relatives have arrived. the staff has prepared the most succulent foods to be served with the first wines. Even Helge's squabbling adult children seem to be on their best behavior: free spirit Helene, hot-blooded Michael, and sensitive Christan whose birthday toast turns the genteel celebration into surprise party from hell.