Avant-garde novelist Tom McCarthy reads an abstract of his latest book to a haunting video collage of disaster and beauty by director Johan Grimonprez.
An anthropologist, who tries to decode corporate culture, gets obsessed with the story of a parachutist who died after his equipment malfunctioned. In the parachutist’s finitude - caught in an ultimate meditative moment of plunging to an approaching death - the anthropologist sees a sudden and catastrophic voiding of the webs that hold and cradle us all.