Stephen trpi za agorafobijo, strahom pred odprtimi prostori, zato noče zapustiti svojega stanovanja. V svoji sobi skrbno shranjuje vse od odrezkov nohtov do urina. Ko v kuhinji odkrije miši, se skuša pripraviti do tega, da bi zapustil stanovanje in se v trgovino odpravil po pasti za miši. Kmalu se začne spominjati dogodkov iz preteklosti, ki so pripeljali do njegove motnje. Bo uspel premagati svoje strahove?
Stephen has agoraphobia and, in the flat he won't leave, meticulously labels and stores everything from nail clippings to urine. In long flashbacks we see a trip to the continent he took with his only friend Bunny, an outgoing, inveterate gambler. The European trip is a bit dull (Stephen wants to visit every museum imaginable) until one night in Poland they meet Eloisa, a Spanish waitress, and offer to drive her home for her city's fiesta. We can guess that the trip won't end well - because Stephen is now stuck in his flat with occasional visits from Bunny - but will anything in the reverie move Stephen to action?