A husband and wife buy a second-hand fridge in 1971; the film focuses on the fridge in the mise-en-scène over the next decades as the family gets bigger, children get older, and so on. As the children become teenagers, the world changes around them. Hence, the film tracks two different narratives: the micro narrative of the family and the macro narrative of the world in which they live. Keen viewers will be interested to spot the different fashions and designs that accompany each decade. The film provides a powerful way to consider not only the shared inheritances between generations of people, whether in families or across society, but also the role of technology as something taken for granted in everyday life.
Contains cigarettes during a scene in the film in which the teenagers hold a house party while their parents are away.