‘Sisyphus at Work’ is a film about the vitality of the imagination and a tribute to Cinema (and the Pointlessness).
Filmdirector Boy Talma returns to his hometown after having lived in New York for 7 years to shoot his new musical film, inspired by Albert Camus’ ‘The Myth of Sisyphus’.
At the start of his film, Boy finds out that he has only nine months left to live. He decides to keep his death sentence a secret, even to his wife Zelda. The scenes he imagines for his ‘musical film’ begin to coincide with his own life. Friends, enemies and loved ones are given a role in his fantasized film.
More and more Boy is losing himself in the abyss between fiction and reality, while in a special friendship with the lonesome daughter of his deceased assistant, thirteen-year-old Virginia, he makes a final, rebellious journey.
At the wrap party of his film, which he completed in his imagination, he is the only one who must stay after midnight.