“Tergo”, a modern day fable dedicated to those who fight against loneliness

Giulia Guido

In the immensity of a London by night, Tergo, a robot, cleans the streets without stopping, without thinking about it. The man throws a piece of paper on the ground and Tergo picks it up, invisible to the eyes of those around him. Invisible even to himself, until he sees himself reflected in a window.

At that point, Tergo feels all the weight of his loneliness, unsustainable.

The short film by director Charles Willcocks tries to make us reflect on how beautiful life is for us and what surrounds us, but that we only realize it when someone loses it or doesn’t have it.

“Sometimes to understand what’s good about life we have to look at someone who only exists to work.”


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