Still bitter from a recent divorce, martial arts instructor Clever (yes, that’s his name) is trying to get his life back together. His wife thinks he’s a loser. His beloved car is a wreck. And his young son would rather eat junk food and play video games than share in his father’s passion for physical fitness and mental discipline. His friends are a rag-tag group of body-builders and martial arts devotees who are also approaching middle age.
After a night out spent in his car taking a bit too much cocaine, he comes across a car tricked out with flames and sets out on a single-minded quest: to find the artist who painted the flames and design his own car. His journey leads him to a secluded village seemingly full of odd characters; and to an enigmatic personality (the artist) who isn’t quite what he expects.
Delightfully odd and idiosyncratic, Clever is an absurd satire of the fragile façade of masculinity.