This short film is based on my full-length feature film script. "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans". John Lennon Beirut, in the months preceding the beginning of the civil war. Nobody seems to be aware they are living the end of an era. Élie, a teenager keen on rock music, counterculture and other libertarian utopias of the 70's, feels trapped in his cramped conventional environment. He religiously follows the programs of Sam, a radio host with a scathing and provocative tone, programs which in Élie's view represent this breath of freedom and modernity to which he aspires. He strikes up a friendship with Ramzi, a sassy and well-to-do schoolmate. Their shared love for music draws them together straightaway; their shared attraction for Myriam, Élie's friend, will drive them apart. The movie tells of the trajectory of a young man whose quest for the absolute will lead him to stumble on another reality, that of sectarianism and war, which in turn will drive ...