Present day Romania. Estera, a middle class Jewish girl in Bucharest, has to make a choice between pursuing a job in Atlanta, working for one of the nouveau riche thugs, or joining her mother in Israel. She is expecting a baby, and trying hard to work out some sort of future with her boyfriend, Vlad. Her father is in prison for unspecified crimes and her mother is about to be evicted. Her one hope is a "friend-interview" with Mike, the Romanian-American, who reveals himself to be an uncouth bully.