Tony lives with the nightmare of what he did as a soldier in Vietnam. It consumes him day and night. He finally returns to Asia and rents a small house in a Bangkok slum where he hopes to live the rest of his life anonymously and in silence.
But the people of Soi 4 Community begin to befriend Tony even though he tries hard to resist. Through the persistence of these friends, Tony is slowly drawn into the community and its fight against a looming eviction. These experiences help Tony realise that his nightmare comes from his own inability to forgive himself, and he finally finds the peace he has been searching for.