The houseboat of a seafood-loving dentist hides a secret. A religious woman working in an office would like to be a choir conductor. A night guard of a department store takes care of her disabled little brother. A cultured cleaner brews tea in the cleaner’s cupboard. Everything is set in a gigantic city, its lights, and shadows. The metropolis suffocates the little ones with its mass.
Jenny Haniver, a silent comic in black-and-white, is about powers greater than the individual. The unnamed characters seem to drift along even though their decisions seem conscious. There is no great plan, just a series of events. Do you have to dance? Yes. No. Have to walk, though.