He is a renowned Swedish filmmaker and has a plan for everything. She is his daughter, the youngest child of nine. Every summer, she visits him at his beloved stony house surrounded by woods, poppies, and the Baltic Sea. Now that he's in his late eighties, he envisions a book about old age. He worries that he's losing his language, his memory, his mind. Growing old is hard work, he says. They will write it together. She will ask questions. He will answer. When she comes to the island with her tape recorder, old age has caught up with him in ways neither could have foreseen. Unquiet follows the narrator as she unearths these taped conversations seven years later.