In the stylized opening shot, the Danish filmmaker, sports journalist and poet Jørgen Leth is getting an MRI. In 2010, Leth survived a major earthquake in Haiti, where he lives, and he has been unable to walk properly ever since. In one fell swoop he became an old man. In a poetic mix of feverish dream-like images and observations in voice-over, it also becomes clear that Leth has never entirely recovered from the psychological trauma. He is depressed and has nightmares. He and his son travel to Laos, to the Mekong River, where he plans to create a work of art in the jungle.
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