Unjustly blamed for the death of his best friend Costel, petty crook Daniel is cast out of his Roma community and finds refuge in a notorious motel.
Daniel (Gael García Bernal - NERUDA, FROM THE POUR OF THE LEMON TREE), who had introduced his friend Costel to the demimonde, is now being hunted by his brother. Daniel ends up in a run-down hotel, where he meets the beautiful Francine (Marine Vacth). While she seems as lost in this brutal underworld as he is, this elusive stranger may prove to be the one who can get him out of it again.
"Gael García Bernal shines as never before as the hero of this tragic tour de force." (cineuropa.org)