The Bråten family lives on the top floor in a sublet appartment in the suburbs of Oslo. The father, mother and 5 kids all share the space of this 1 room and a kitchen appartment. The father is mostly silent, except for when he screams for thr kids to "Shut Up!" The mother is the one keeping the family together, as the kids keep giving their parents a hard time. 16 year old Maiken suddenly wants to move out, while 14 year old Sverre is caught for car theft. It's never a quiet moment for these 2 parents, all the while the neighbours are shaking their heads, and sigh: "Never anything else but trouble".