Fiction – short • 12 min • Hebrew and English • Israel
Mike, a lone soldier in the IDF, returns to his apartment with the intent of committing suicide. Right before pulling the trigger, he notices dirt on his boots and goes to buy shoe polish. After a series of encounters with characters who delay his suicide but fail to really see him, Mike returns to his apartment. His key breaks in the lock and he’s left in the stairwell, trapped outside his home.