When Pedro’s father Ulises doesn’t come back from the sea after a routine fishing trip, the teen is seriously worried. Without a mom, brothers or sisters, and now without a dad, his existence has just come undone. In desperation, Pedro decides to look for his father in Santa Domingo. In the Dominican Republic’s capital he does indeed find Ulises, but what follows this meeting is worse than disappointing and Pedro has to survive on his own in the outright hostile, merciless environment. Abud’s social drama was inspired by true events and his own childhood experiences on Samaná, a Dominican peninsula. Although the script is somber, the misery is presented without sensationalism. After been rejected by all in his search for unconditional love and a safe home, at unexpected moments innate refinement manages to provide a veneer of hope.