The film reveals the thoughts of a small man, living in the 1980s. He defines himself as a pathetic cad, leading a pathetic intelligent life. His job at a state-run office is to fire choir singers, who are about to retire. The clerk is not happy with this miserable existence, but whatever he does, there is always some early bird who gets his worm. This early bird is his alter ego, his inner voice, which he has always silenced. A psychological drama about the lost meaning, the lovelessness, the paranoia in a frustrated life.