Colombia is a beautiful country with great potential but
for the last few decades it has been torn apart by violence.
A once-leftist rebel guerilla army has largely degenerated
into a criminal enterprise. Ruthless paramilitary
forces are recruited and funded by wealthy right-wing elements
to protect their interests. All sides, including the Colombian
army, and the narcotraffickers, are implicated in gross abuses
of human rights. In this complicated and difficult context,
director Restrepo tells an enchanting, bittersweet
love story. Two brothers are separated by economic necessity:
Wilson joins the guerillas while Tonio joins the army. Paulina
loves them both—or does she? Violence forces her and
Tonio to flee their rural home and escape to Bogota.
What happens to them on their first night in the big city?