Alba has come to collect Inti. He's six year's old; she's thirty. They don't know each other. Moody, talkative, and naive, Alba drags Inti along on a hitchhiking trip to a valley in Patagonia. El Bolson (a nuclear-free zone) is a refuge for renegades who've come from the four corners of the earth. At the house of Dr Schulz (now defunct), day and night merge in an endless party among beautiful monsters, insect collections and a crowd of wandering animals. At the foot of the cordillera, the farmers' children play at demolishing a school and attacking the homes of newcomers. In these two impossible worlds, Alba and Inti try to build a life of mother and son. Alba clings to her fantasies, Inti to his survival kit.