Sydney 1920. Eugene, 45's, working class, is married to Lizzie, a pious housekeeper who is very much in love with Eugene. Eugene had, in the past, an intense love affair with a woman named Annie and is the father of 21 years old Josephine. Today, from the outside, everything seems calm and peaceful. Yet, Eugene is haunted by nightmarish images of forests, flames and crows with their legs covered in blood. Eugene is overcome with guilt, but why? Annie has a son, Harry, who returns from his sea travels. Now, Eugene’s past resurfaces as Commissioner Dick accuses him of murder. Eugene flees. But why run, if he is, as he claims, innocent? Perhaps he is afraid of losing, once again, his dignity?