Life could be wonderful for Livia and Marco: they are good-looking, young, and the parents of Tim. He is nine months old and his high-pitched wailing is wearing their patience thinner by the night. And this when he was actually supposed to be repairing his parents' troubled relationship. Instead of sleep, or sleeping with each other, Livia and Marco now get up every night, get dressed, and climb into their rattling old Golf, the motor noise of which is the only thing that calms Tim. One night the inconceivable occurs. A petty criminal rocker and his date pinch the car - and with it the child. Tim may be able to sleep on in peace but his parents are racked by fear and anxiety. This is the start of a mad hunt through the night marked by screams, silence, high speeds, sharp braking and changes of direction. Will the day indeed bring about a new direction for Livia, Marco and Tim?