Copenhagen in the late 50's. A big anticipating crowd walks down Frederiksberg Allé, to see Dirch Passer. 30 years old, and already a legend. With one look, one line, he owns the crowd. Together with his associate and soulmate Kjeld Petersen, he's on top of the world.
Everything Dirch ever dreamt of is reality. He and Kjeld enjoy life as celebrities with endless nights out, easy women and constant working. But behind the facade, lures the hidden demons: Stage fright, alchohollism, jealousy and the ambition of taking more serious parts in acting.