Illustration: Composting – Seeds – Exhale – The Cornfield – Plastic and Glass – The night of the plastic bags – Acid
Making your own compost, like growing soil, it is growing life. This is the story of time passing and that transforms a world dying into a new one, present, future and fertile.
Everything seems natural in the painting of an old farm surrounded by verdant fields. Everything seems calm, however, in the middle of the corn, a terrifying threat has gone to ground. A threat that melds with the vegetation and patiently waits to attack.
Smog, a toxic mist, has blanketed the planet and forces human beings to live confined indoors. But when you are fifteen years old, like Juliette, real life is outside.
Yves has accepted to plant an experimental cornfield on his farm. This decision allows the couple to be more financially stable. As they have a baby on the way, everything seems to be on up. That is, until one day, Yves discovers some strange sap flowing down an ear of corn.
In a recycling plant in the North of France, the workers join to sing in choir, and even trucks join them and make almost a ballet. From the functioning of the prodigious machines up to the manual labor of sorting, the film shows the process of recycling. The noise which accompanies the work becomes a cadence and the sound of the factory becomes a constant rhythm.
Agathe, 39, has but one obsession: to have a child. She finds her ex, Marc-Antoine, a DJ, mixing techno in Marseille. As she tries to talk him into getting back together, plastic bags come to life and attack the city.
A disturbing cloud has taken shape somewhere in the west. It slowly floats toward the centre of the country, driving the population to take to the road. As the cloud inexorably advances, general panic breaks out. This cumulus is acidic.