Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Fighting a losing battle with her ex-husband for custody over her three daughters, she's oblivious to what's going on with her twelve year old son Gudmund, a victim of brutal bullying at school and whose life is on the fast track to destruction. Gudmund's only friend in the world is Marinó, a schizophrenic in his forties, who lives with his mother in the same apartment building. When Marinó realizes that his mother has secretly been dating a stranger, Marino starts to lose grip on reality.
Three brothers goes to the remote Bear Island (Bjørnøya) out in the Barents Sea, to find the perfect wave. Travelling with a surfboard, a snowboard, a para-glider, and food found in supermarkets trash cannisters back home in Norway.