In an omnibus film that is adopted from a novel, four individuals' lives come into focus. One is thief. One is a boy who believes in god. Yet another is a a woman councilor who not only is planning to kill her husband as she is having an affair, but is also involved in a plan to kill off her lover's wife. Then there is the former company employee who has lost both his job and family. The four lives and situations meander and cross paths.