1948, the Cold War spread to Chile. In Congress, Senator Pablo Neruda openly criticized the government. President Videla then asked for his dismissal and entrusted the redoubtable inspector Óscar Peluchonneau with the task of arresting the poet.
Neruda and his wife, the painter Delia del Carril, fail to leave the country and are then obliged to hide. Neruda plays with the inspector, voluntarily leaves indices to make this track even more dangerous and more intimate. In this game of cat and mouse, he sees the opportunity to reinvent himself and become both a symbol for freedom and a literary legend.