'Pain trumps pleasure. People get flashbacks to horrible shit that happened to them; PTSD. There's no post-pleasure euphoria disorder, is there? I've never caught someone with a massive grin on their face because they remembered an ice cream they had 10 years ago.' Everyone loves Joe Koppell, especially his famous movie, Star Sign Wars. But he is trying to keep a low profile on a sleeper train north. However, when an old friend heading to her fathers funeral crashes his carriage, the journey leads them to examine their deepest convictions of what it means to be alive.