Ask is married to Anne, and they have everything you could ever want. Good careers, lovely children, an apartment in Christianshavn, and each other. Everything appears to be just as it should be in a modern family faced with juggling work schedules, child rearing, and not least of all love.

But one morning, Anne learns that Ask wants to take a break. Why? Is he seeing another woman? It's a choice that affects everybody around them.

"Above the Street below the Water" is a film about the adult generation of today. A generation for whom everything is possible and only the imagination sets the limits for what you can desire. But all choices have consequences.