“a story of an ordinary man? Not quite! If this is art, I definitely do not get it.
The protagonist is a slug and a putz. A stick figure: the most interesting thing about him is that he helped lure a woman to a beating, and then gave false testimony to get his friend of the hook. Maybe this is an ordinary man (see recent current events) in France.
The protagonist reminded me of The Dark Heart of Italy: he has aesthetics but not ethics. Definitely a Solipsist and/or a sociopath.
I'm not going to check the recommend box.”