The great love of Tea Henriksen’s youth was Oskar Maier, a young German horticultural apprentice who had to leave Norway, step into uniform and head to the Eastern Front, where he ended up in Russia as a prisoner of war.
The abruptly interrupted love story between the two is something Tea Henriksen’s musician son has carried with him throughout his life, like faded pictures in a photo album. His mother is long dead and her son has put the past behind him. Now he has sought shelter in Kongsvinger in order to prepare to travel to Sweden to write songs for what will be his very last, and best, record.
But just before he leaves, Oskar Maier’s descendants turn up in the city. With them they have all the letters Tea Henriksen wrote to her beloved Oskar, and a wreath to lay on her grave.