This stark piece of slow cinema captures one man’s battle with the world around him. Joe, a small-town abattoir worker, leads us on this allegorical journey. His dream to fly has impelled him to construct his own helicopter. It’s a ramshackle assembly of scrap and found objects. The machine has no real practical capability aside from standing as a monument to his individuality. When an art buyer offers to purchase the flamboyant creation, it is a mixed blessing that has caused a fracas. The community, unjustifiably, demands a stake in the potential spoils. Joe is forced to fight off the avaricious townsfolk or lose all he has worked for.