Arthur Maxley is a tense and listless young man. One day he receives a letter from his long estranged father. Arthur's fear and aversion to the man is powerful, yet his compulsion to see his father is irresistible. After their meeting, Arthur is propelled into a night of drinking and spontaneous intimacy with a beautiful young woman. But as the memories of childhood trauma rise and disorientate, Arthur's night out spins him towards the pitch of disaster.