Chile, September 1983. Popular demonstrations threaten Pinochet’s regime for the first time. In the small, rural village of Peñablanca, a boy named Miguel Angel says he can see and talk to the Virgin Mary. Within a few days, thousands of people gather to witness the ‘apparitions’, and it captures the media’s attention. The Church suspects a fraud and sends a priest to investigate.
In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts, the separation from their communities the worst form of punishment by the Church. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried.