“Thomas sits down and looks out at the sea;” from this beginning is outlined Thomas’ embroilment with the endless expanse, the porousness of boundaries, and a multitudinous existence (further reflected in their gender-non-conforming identity). Thomas l'obscur.e or Thomas the Obscure follows its titular protagonist as they experience some kind of death—ambiguously psychic and/or physical, without presenting halting damage to the mortal coil—and, despite it, continue to maintain some kind of life and interactions with those around them. Anne, concerned for their well-being and morbidly fascinated by their state, attempts to help them reconstitute their presence, but is instead absorbed and confounded with their ambiguous nature. The film is a meditation on our concepts of being and existence, their inverses, and questions the binary state of life. It is poetic and spiritual, but not prescriptive, and in some ways an unnerving psychological horror film. It is a creative adaptation of the book Thomas l’obscur by Maurice Blanchot.