Thanasis, an honest tax collector, cannot make ends meet and has a problem providing the basic necessities for his family. So, his wife is forced to get a job in a factory and as a result they don't see each other at all. A little later Thanasis' boss entrusts him with the tax audit of a factory where Thanasis discovers there is big tax evasion happening.
However, his boss instead of praising him transfers him to the border. Thanasis, in despair at the idea of separating from his family, decides to go on a hunger strike outside the revenue office and as a result loses his job.