Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence 'the sea' refers to a large armchair and 'zombies' are little yellow flowers. Having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the uber-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission.
Extreme Home Schooling.
The film has a dystopian edge in that it appears devoid of people and civilization. It's about parents that keep their three children (20s) isolated from the outside world. Moments of brevity are interspersed with random acts of violence without passing judgement. The reality is constructed by limiting the amount of new information coming into the household. The decor is from the 70's suggesting the amount of time the kids have been isolated.