The film is the everyday chronicle of the one month long occupation of the Palermo city-hall by 20 families of homeless citizens. While dressing the portrait of a public institution under exceptional circumstances it seizes the opportunity to inquire into the controversial and often ambiguous relations between the citizens and their elected representatives.
The movie is centered on a couple, Nader and Simin, and their 11-year-old daughter, Termeh. Nader and Simin are about to leave the country for good; however, Nader has a change of heart and decides to stay and look after his father who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right.