Eight-year-old Aksel comes home in pouring rain, wet and exhausted. He finds his little sister in his room, which is off limits to her. She tries to use the stereo and he tries to stop her. Aksel finds his mother crying in the living room and tries unsuccessfully to get her attention. When his father arrives with a large group of friends, they don't notice Aksel either. Aksel turns to the mirror…and screams!