Faced with impending bankruptcy, cake factory owner Niels Agger decides to commit suicide. But his failure to even get this right only adds to his already depresses state. Wife Else tries to save the factory by asking daughter June and son-in-law Jonny for help. With their business school expertise they propose a comprehensive modernisation focusing on the production of healthy cakes. But Niels cannot cope with these new ideas and instead diverts his attention to falling in love with the factory’s new cleaning lady, Zeinab.