Richard's life is coming apart at the seams. A reluctant immigrant to Australia, he's failing abysmally to assimilate into his new country.
His marriage is faltering, his five-year-old son is miserable and the news from his homeland is distressing.
He must stay in work to gain citizenship, but his job in an undistinguished college is both precarious and soul-destroying, while his colleagues are busy backstabbing each other.
Richard finds that he has become a stranger to himself.
He starts to act bizarrely and when he reaches out for help, he makes matters much, much worse... A wry comedy about an outsider in one of Sydney's less attractive satellite towns-this is suburbia, but it's a long way from Neighbours.