What happens when a small rural community is confronted with modernity and demands for efficiency? This is the starting point for The Bus. The show surprised both the audience and critics by showing itself from a new side; as a warm humorist. But as so often otherwise, comedy has a double-edged function in the narrative. It arouses laughter, but at the same time also directs criticism at the phenomena it harasses with.
Leif Juster plays the cheerful bus driver Thorvald, a village original who acts as a kind of social binder on the spot. He has both a good mood and time to take care of his passengers. This irritates the district office manager Fjell-Olsen, who has faith in progress and precision.