2014 on a wall in the city of Beirut are spread layers over layers of hundreds of torn posters. Selling lines and ripped images jump to the eye: apartments, pastries, concerts, loans, restaurants, plumbing, religious tours for the faithful... anything!
Suddenly, in the middle of this rubble, a glimpse: the partial picture of a face. Only a moustache, the trace of a shy smile, a chin, and part of an ear. Also noticeable in the photo, the fragments of a black leather jacket.
A vagabond with a pencil sets to heal the rest of the face, restoring its missing traits.
“The image of a man whose features were convincing took shape in front of me! But who is that man?”
On his unsettled journey through Beirut, various encounters and incidents constantly put the vagabond back on track, on the trail of the people gone missing during the Lebanese civil war.
But the vagabond faces a city striving by all possible means to erase those traces beyond recovery, to a point of no return.
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