William is an average, anonymous man. He lives in a more or less burned-out marriage. One day, however, his wife throws him out. William takes the train to stay overnight at his mother's place. On the train he meets the mysterious Mogens, who suggests that William leave this mortal realm and keep him company among the dead. William is shaken by this tangible meeting with death. Should he join Mogens now that life has nothing more to offer?