21 Jun. 2018
It’s 2008. George, a single 38-year-old male nurse and a wannabe dancer, works at the local public hospital. His whole family works there…kind of. His mother was the assistant cook but left on early retirement faking disability. She is still in a wheelchair although she can walk. His sister, the hospital’s receptionist, a mother of six, is on her 12th consecutive year of maternity leave. And, his father is dead and buried in the back yard. He was the hospital’s gate guard. One day, he suffered a stroke and died. The gate bar was left open so no one noticed that he never returned. His wife never reported him dead in order to keep collecting his full pension. This makes George furious. He wants a proper funeral for his father. And in contrast to his mother and his sister, he cannot stand being a public servant.
George is very close to his cat who’s always watching out for him – something George is not aware of. Fiki Fiki, is his “guardian cat angel”. The day George is fired from the hospital, due to government cutdowns on personnel, the cat gifts his “7 souls” to George. It saves him from a dangerous fall, a car accident, a hate crime, and eventually his job. It makes a proper burial possible for his father. The cat’s last “life” is spent finding true love for George.
This is a story about Greek public sector, fatherhood, dilemmas on whether to live life fully or settle for less and moving forward.