On a spaceship somewhere in the universe, a group of specialists wake up not knowing where they are, where they're going, where they come from and what their mission is. Throughout the movie they try finding an answer to these questions. There is an astronomer (with telescopes), a biologist (with microscopes), a semiologist/ musician, a physiologist (with brain scanning equipment) and a reporter (responsible for filming and reporting their discoveries). Through scientific tests and observation as well as conversation and lounge parties, they explore philosophical questions related to existence, knowledge and intelligence. There is also the presence of a "woman of the waves" a woman appearing through the reporter's (usually one-way) screens after they are turned off for the day.