A worn-out looking soldier on guard duty has flashbacks to his civilian life and begins to feel addled. Angrily, he accuses another soldier of stealing a box of matches from him. Abandoning his post and weapon he chases after the other soldier in a manic state. Their superiors arrive and detain him for abandoning his post, casting him to a prison where his tormenting flashbacks continue. In a hallucinatory state lying in his prison cell, the soldier addresses his mental fragility and issues stemming from childhood. Will he be able to reconcile his familial trauma with his present state and let go of trivial issues such as the stolen box of matches?