For the apartment dwellers of ALILA, every action creates a ripple unknowingly felt by all. Gorgeous libertine Gabi's loud, violent trysts with her physically dominant, emotionally unavailable lover Hezi bring down the wrath of the disgusted neighbors. Mali, Gabi's sole confidante, reluctantly joins her neurotic ex-husband Ezra in his search for their army deserter son. Ezra's illegal construction site and undocumented immigrant workers in turn prompt the hermit Schwartz to relive the horrors of the Nazi death camps, as his Filipino companion Linda helplessly looks on. Ultimately, it is the reality behind the paranoid threats of shrill neighbor Ronit that provides a unity to the concentric circles of cause and effect passing through ALILA's thin walls and thick skins.