An evocative portrait of the spectral atmosphere hovering over Buenos Aires on the eve of a political coup.
Buenos Aires, 1974. People have flocked to the neighborhood of Ballester from across the globe and put down roots.
Twelve-year-old Teresa practices liberation theology and carries around a plastic Madonna from door to door to dispense protection.
The autoshop is a hotbed of utopian thought. Men follow the news with bated breath, and the local hairdresser loses his mind over the President’s death.
The people of Ballester listen to the voices of the dead, sing songs, and celebrate life. Yet political turmoil, violence, and an encroaching military dictatorship soon turn the country into a deeply sinister land. Those wanting to survive must find a vision to cling to.