Pablo TRAPERO (Matanza Cine SRL), Douglas CUMMINS (Axiom Films)
Santiago, a young man who restores antiques and does interior decorating, is quite well-off thanks to a successful atelier organized with Milli, his wife. With their small child Josefina, they make up a happy family enjoying life, day after day, with no unpleasant surprises. Nevertheless, in the intimacy of his home, Santiago reveals that this apparent well-being evades him. A sudden accident on the road triggers a family tragedy, a violent shift in his life. In the frozen landscape of the Far South of Argentina, Santiago, changed beyond recognition, reappears working at an airport lost at the end of the world. Few flights, few people, a short gravel runway and a ramshackle control tower. He shares a run-down shack with Robert, his immature fellow worker and buddy. Together with Cacique, an Indian from the North, they struggle to get through their workdays and their after-hours following the same mechanical routine. The location, the work and the extreme climate appear as a penance that breaks spirit and sanity. Santiago says nothing about the life he led previously, but his ghosts won't leave him alone. Days are long and full of anguish, there isn't much work but it is exhausting. The Past is irreparable. This routine becomes an exasperating nightmare. The security and anonymity of his new surroundings begin to crumble. One step ahead of insanity, Santiago must struggle to take control of his life and the closing of his painful past.