Rasmus arrives in Stockholm in September 1982, leaving his small town upbringing behind him forever. Young and beautiful, he throws himself into the city's lively gay scene. When, on Christmas Eve, Rasmus meets Benjamin, a deep love ensues between them and for a brief time their blissful happiness is uninterrupted. Around this time, inexplicably, young men start to get sick, then fade away and die. Aids has come to Stockholm and suddenly nothing can ever be the same again for Rasmus and Benjamin.