Franklin Franklin (Lucas) plays the alphorn and dreams of Switzerland. His crazy brother (Marsden) sends him fingernail clippings in the mail. One of his neighbours is a forgetful pot-head, the other a gruff busybody who doesn’t miss anything. Across the street live a mother and her fifteen-year-old daughter, whom he likes to watch from his window, but none of these are Franklin’s real problem. His real problem is that his landlord is laid dead on the linoleum of his kitchen, and Switzerland seems further away all the time.