Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in
the midst of economic and social collapse. Living in their car,
surviving on tips from Charmaine's job at a dive bar, they're
increasingly vulnerable to roving gangs and in a rather desperate
state. So when they see an advertisement for the Positron Project
in the town of Consilience - a 'social experiment' offering stable
jobs and a home of their own - they sign up immediately. All they
have to do in return for this suburban paradise is give up their
freedom every second month, swapping their home for a prison cell.
At first, all is well. But slowly, unknown to the other, Stan and
Charmaine develop a passionate obsession with their counterparts,
the couple that occupy their home when they are in prison. Soon the
pressures of conformity, mistrust, guilt and sexual desire take
over, and Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like
a chilling prophecy fulfilled.