Torben lives alone and works as a referee in the local football club. He leads a quiet, lonesome life. Across the street a little girl, Nikoline, is neglected by her father who is also one of the players from the football club. Torben notices how her father is often drunk and returns home late. Soon Torben mixes up his work life and personal life when he tries to help Nikoline. Maybe this is a way for him to confront his past.