Fred, a famous composer and conductor, refuses to perform at Prince Philip’s birthday celebrations, despite requests by the Queen, and he has good reason for not doing so. Mick, an Oscar-winning director, is hard at work on a script for a new revelatory film, but things aren’t going too well. Fred and Mick have been friends for half a century already, laughing at themselves and wondering at the beauty and injustice of this world. This year they are spending the summer at an Alpine resort, where the problematic love lives of their already grown-up children,
accidentally witnessed dramas and revelations from the distant past will change the destiny of the friends forever.