Joe leaves high school to join the army. The terrorist attacks of September 11th have created new bogeymen and military equipment is extremely fascinating. He is not yet 20 when he goes to war in Iraq and realises that this is not a game. The film finds images for Joe’s inner states after his return: with no contact with his environment or himself his experiences never lose their hold on him. The power of his stories makes the futility of all those war operations tangible.