Katarina (Alicia Vikander) is a high school drop-out, ex-prostitute and the daughter of a suicidal alcoholic. When she discovers classic music on YouTube she finds solace for her distressed soul. When she is able to bluff her way into a receptionist job at the Gothenburg Symphony her whole world transforms. But when an affair blooms with the orchestra’s callous but charismatic conductor, Katarina is led into perilous territory and left more exposed than ever. An exploration of class and culture through emotion and contrast.