Could fish really fall from the sky? Ben Singer, the world's most negative man, refuses to believe even the tiniest miracle is possible. He spends all his time fighting a corporate super organism, otherwise known as "The Man", whose appearances haunt him even in his small one bedroom apartment. Barricaded behind a worldview of cynicism, Ben is not expecting anything from anybody anymore. But when his roommate and only friend Ibou from Senegal falls into a coma, Ben is forced to host Ibou's sister, Khadi, who in due course takes over his half of the apartment. What starts as an awkward living arrangement soon turns into something more. Khadi's lively and passionate presence has an effect on defeatist Ben - his fortress shows the first cracks, his self- imposed alienation is challenged, and his usual self-destructive nature finally gives way as he begins to find inspiration in the most unlikely of places.