Trapped in a seedy Los Angeles apartment, Franklin Franklin has a dead landlord on the kitchen floor and is surrounded by eccentric neighbors: the stoner, the wanna-be stripper and the artist. To add to his chaos, a drunk investigator is questioning him. But none of this fazes Franklin. He dreams of Switzerland and waits each day for an envelope from his institutionalized brother. Then, one day the envelope doesn't come and Franklin becomes unhinged. Little does he know...his crazy brother has the secret that will set him free.