Stay in one place long enough and history will swallow you up. A Hungarian family learns this lesson the hard way as they try to maintain their furniture manufacturing dynasty as the world rages at war around them. Starting at the end of WWI, ominous signs are already brewing about this close knit family. Entering into the turbulent 30s finds the eldest son marrying a German teacher but complications from the rising Third Reich keep the couple apart. When WWII breaks out, the family becomes a safe haven for the downtrodden put their own lives at risk. A remarkable feature supported by stellar performances.