There are some strange specimens here, above all a young woman named Hirondelle, whose name is also the name of a bird, the swallow. She loses her composure when selling vacuum cleaners. Three eccentric senior citizens feel trapped inside their home for the elderly and develop a highly unorthodox plan of escape. A boy named Asa wants to avoid mourning and not visit his mother’s grave right before his bar mitzvah. An undocumented immigrant who hasn’t found the promised land in the United States finds at least some delight on a film set. Movies promise happiness, and a hairdresser promises great cuts at low prices, putting out a call to strange bargain-hunters.