Iris is twenty years old and works on the assembly line of a fizzy drink factory. One day, she loses the tip of her ring finger in an industrial injury, leading her to quit her job and move to the port city nearby. Wandering the town, Iris comes across a laboratory of a very peculiar kind, where she is engaged as an assistant. Clients come in regularly, bringing with them all sorts of personal belongings they want processed and preserved forever in the laboratory. Without fully grasping what is at play around her, Iris gradually engages in a disturbing love affair with her enigmatic employer.