Life imprisonment. The severest punishment. More exactly, 622 years of jail all as the result of a miscarriage of justice. The only means of escape is laughter. Bitter, subversive, ironic. The lifer wears glasses with such thick lenses that his eyes can hardly be seen. This makes him seem somewhat awkward and yet erudite. His company is a fat and dirty but friendly rat who knows what lies “beneath things," and demolishes any self-deception with his caustic amoral comments. Around them there is a microcosm of unjust rules, senseless regulations, characters in a deadlock. In a series with a strong philosophical touch, Arkás deals with the question of freedom within the world of the prison.