António is thrown out of his house by his father after he receives an anonymous tip-off that his son hasn’t been seen at school for a whole year. António seeks shelter with his former girlfriend, and meets a Brazilian woman renting a room there. He admits to her that he sent his father the tip-off note himself; the consequences gave him an excuse to return to the apartment where he had such happy memories. In the film's fresh and funny three-act structure, everyday reality and fantasy seamlessly intermingle and influence one another. We see António by turns as a drop-out student of electrical engineering, as a theatre technician, and as the director of a theatrical production. Throughout this narrative, Dostoyevsky’s novella White Nights provides the blueprint for the trials and tribulations that a group of twenty-somethings in Lisbon have to learn to deal with: the loneliness of a big city, lack of money and lost loves.