In the old city centre of Columbian metropolis Bogotá, three middle-aged friends seek refuge in places that have scarcely changed and offer safety in an uncertain life where loss lurks round every corner. This is why chess player Samuel, a diehard bachelor, mainly plays people he knows he can beat. Homeopath Marcos convinces himself his gambling issues can be solved. And watchmaker Joaquín hopes that by ignoring messages from his landlord he can stay in the studio he took over from his father.
For her understated drama Natalia Santa consciously sought out locations in Bogotá that time forgot, places that exude the history and traditions of the Columbian city. The calm, static shots with plenty of eye for detail and the vintage-looking set design are seamlessly aligned with this concept.