Without any documents or tangible proof, the immigrant named Emanuel cannot convince anyone of his real identity. Despite his detailed story of his dramatic journey on a cargo vessel headed towards Norway, the authorities do not believe the story of his life in Liberia and are trying to repatriate him in Ghana. The director Thomas Østbye narrates the condition of this man with great ability, thanks to an editing style in which his daily activities alternate, with a number of screenshot that frame him not as a person, but as what the society perceives him: an object to examine.