Without a job, without any prospect, Cetarti leads a monotonous life in Buenos Aires. When he learns that his mother and brother have been brutally murdered in Lapachito, a lost town in Chaco Province, Cetarti goes there to get his hands on her inheritance. Here he acquaints Duarte, a former military man who runs the city with an iron hand and has information about his family’s assassins. Duarte proposes his help to recover his life insurance money. Cetarti sinks slowly into a world without law, without faith.