Axl and Vera are both recent arrivals to London and have ended up living at the same squat in the city's East End, but their reasons for being in London are different. From Madrid, 20-year-old Axl, who can't remember anything when he's drunk, which happens more nights than not, is looking for his British biological father, whom he has never met and who doesn't know he exists; Axl only knows that his name is Anthony Hemmings. At the squat, Axl is taken under the wing of fellow squatter Mike, who not only wants to help Axl find Anthony if he can, but may provide Axl with some perspective about why he is on this task. Conversely, francophone Vera is running away from a failed relationship with Lucas. She is working as a bookstore clerk, a job for which she's ill-suited. She meets a security agent at the airport who is attracted to her and they begin a physical relationship, but otherwise she's remote with him. Both Axl and Vera have stalled in their lives because of their reasons for being in London. An evening they spend together might provide a catalyst to understanding their individual plights and being able to move on from them.