From the moment Nin, who is in his early twenties, sets foot in the factory warehouse where he is to take over from Mr Lino, who is set to retire soon, things don’t go as planned. To start with, Nin is late on his first day. By seven minutes to be exact. Moreover, Nin has to stand; the only chair in the place is intended for the oldest member of staff. Then, one other thing: the warehouse that is supposed to be full of flagpoles produced by their boss, is empty. Well, bar some very active ants. In five chapters – five working days – Mr Lino teaches his young colleague his strict rules and the tricks of the ‘trade’. Repetition reveals its strength in this absurdist drama full of wry dialogue and sometimes hilarious scenes. Renowned Mexican actor José Carlos Ruiz and his young co-star Hoze Melendez bring out the best in each other in this strangely empty setting where nevertheless all sorts of things happen.