A priest who left his cheating wife (Mikko Nousiainen) moves with his school-aged son to a small town in Kainuu, where he plans to start a new life. The beginning, however, is not very rosy when the reception in the small community turns out to be cold, to say the least. The apartment that was supposed to be furnished is empty. The father immediately becomes the talk of the other members of the congregation and the son is being bullied at school. The situation begins to escalate, and very suddenly the continuation of life in a new community seems hopeless. "Time Out" is a heightened depiction of reality, an extreme story in which serious drama and equally serious black humor go hand in hand.