Lazare lives with a roommate, Jacques, his best friend. Jacques decides to organize a date for Lazare, and contact a woman, Céline, through a meeting application. The ring bells.
A team of French-Brazilian actors goes to Bucharest in Romania to shoot a film at a lower cost. But the Romanian technical team secretly shoot their own film.
Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is indeed sick, and an ambulance arrives with a nurse (Luminita Gheorghiu) who has a few ideas about what could be the problem. However, a major traffic accident and poor organization leaves little room in Romanian hospitals for the fading Lazarescu.
Starting from a footage recorded in a busy urban environment, still frames are extracted and regularly overlaid into the video. The resulting hybrid image merges people’s positions according to different temporalities: each passer-by leaves the trace of his path as he joins the static silhouettes already left by the others. These improbable meetings materialize a timeless structure that progressively fills-up the available space: the image is transformed, denatured, and tends towards abstraction. Thus sculpted by time, the produced forms reveal the dialogue between humans and the architecture that channels their movement.