Tom is an imaginary tale, it recalls the literal nature of the word bambara: a territory deserted because of the war. Conflict in arms and conflict in minds. It is the story of a psychologically disturbed character by his subjective experience of violence. He leaves his room and through a village ravaged, abandoned, it is inhabited by the spirits of those who lived there. They are represented by ghosts, ectoplasm, characters in flame and smoke. They perform everyday movements closer to reality.