Magne grew up mostly sitting on the sofa, just staring into the air. As the years went by his family always had a feeling he understood more than the doctors said. When Magne turns 27, the family hears about a brain institute in the USA that they decide to take him to. The American doctors examine him and conclude that he is sharp and understands, but has damage in his mid-brain that has prevented him from expressing himself. They believe Magne can learn to walk, write and talk, but he will have to follow their special program and train about 10 hours every day. Back in their small town in the North of Norway, the inhabitants form a support group. Every day, two teams of five people visit Magne to take him through all the exercises. The parents quit their jobs to devote all their time to their son. They get up at five in the morning to prepare for the day. After months of training, incredible things begin to happen. Life will never be the same for Magne, his family or for the village.