Juan De Dios LARRAIN (Fabula), Peter DANNER (Funny Balloons), Fernanda DEL NIDO (Setembro Cine), Alejandro ZITO (AZ Films)
It’s 1948 and the Cold War has made its way to Chile. In Congress, Senator Pablo Neruda criticizes the government. The President calls for his impeachment, delegating his arrest to Óscar Peluchonneau, a tough Investigations Police prefect.
Neruda and his wife, the painter Delia del Carril, fail in their attempt to escape the country, and are forced into hiding. But with Peluchonneau hot on his heels, the clandestine Pablo Neruda becomes a poet turned into a weapon. He writes the ‘Canto General’ and makes secret nighttime excursions. The legend of the poet pursued by the state grows, and in Europe, artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for his freedom.
Neruda uses Peluchonneau to reinvent himself, seeing the opportunity to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend. But with hunter and prey so close they breathe the same air, becoming one, Neruda knows that the prefect determined to follow him to the end of the world will not make it easy for him.