Aloys is Aloys Adorn. He is a rather doleful and dour private investigator who lives alone in a high rise block of flats with his cat and elderly father. He spends his time in the evenings obsessively watching the surveillance videos he has taken for his clients on DV. When his father dies he stands alone at the crematorium clearly indicating that his father was also a loner. After his father’s death he continues to live his life as he did before. A short while later he discovers that his neighbour has attempted suicide and he is left looking after her pet lizard. One evening after the funeral he goes out alone and gets drunk. Falling asleep in the bus, he wakes from his drunken stupor to discover that his bag containing her personal belongings including his video camera and tapes have been taken. A couple of days later he is called by a mysterious female who says that she has his things and tries to blackmail him. She requests that they play a Japanese game called ‘telephone walking’ whereby they use their imaginations and give instructions, almost like telephonic charades. Aloys imagines that the mysterious caller is his neighbour who had attempted suicide. In time he starts to become obsessed with the calls believing the calls give his life some meaning and even imagines himself to be in love with the mysterious caller. This is where the viewer is drawn into being a part of Aloys’s paranoia and fantasies. We are never sure that what we are seeing is in Aloys’s imagination or is real. In one scene he is in a bar and asks a transsexual whether she is the person calling him. She looks at him confused. Later in the film we see her at a party with a couple of other guests enjoying the glitter ball party taking place in Aloys’s flat while the he and the girl in question, Vera are playing the organ together. The other two guests were seen earlier in the apartment block walking a sheep. Elsewhere we see Aloys asleep on the floor of Vera’s hospital room, recovering from her suicide. Is this a dream or reality? I would suggest the former.