In the beginning, Simone Wenger sees her job as a department store cleaning lady only as a means to finance her studies. But soon it becomes much more. Fascinated by the traffic of goods and the life stories of the employees, Simone comes to view the inhabitants of her workplace as a slightly bizarre extended family. She feels equally at home down in the musty cellars where the tongue-tied Ramirez and the misanthropic Mr Meuli unpack the goods as up in the cosmetics department where Miss Meichtry and old Rötel bicker incessantly. Simone decides to abandon her studies and starts writing advertising copy for the company. Gradually, the philosophy of selling and advertising becomes the hub of her life. After a fight with the director she looks back, shocked by the course her life has taken.
"Nicole Müller cunningly mixes the true and the fictitious, creating an arrestingly portrait of reality." Der Bund