Laura, 52, is wheelchair-bound and she has just lost her 20 year younger brother who was very dear to her. She is in quarrelling with her family regarding the brother’s funeral. In honor of her brother’s wish, she steals the ashes out of his urn with her assistant Anna. She wants to spread his ashes to the sea at Suomenlinna. She invites the brother’s friends to a "shadow funeral" in Suomenlinna. The ashes got cleaned up accidentally and she fails to steal ashes again to carry out the shadow burial. She ends up producing ashes from meat and cigarettes. When the shadow funeral is to take place, no friends show up, but she performs the ceremony in her own way.