A denture-maker by profession, Armando (Alfredo Castro) belongs to Caracas’ upper classes, but he chooses to live in a lower-middle-class neighbourhood, where he entices young men back to his home with the promise of payment. He only wants to look, not touch, yet the distance he maintains with these men contains its own particular violence — a contact-free abuse.
Armando carries the scars of a troubled childhood, and when he hears that his father has returned to Caracas, long-suppressed anxieties resurface. At the same time, unexpected changes are occurring in his relationship with one of his paid companions, seventeen-year-old Elder (Luis Silva). At first their association was purely transactional, but as the two spend more time together, something begins to emerge between them: an intimacy that neither man is ready for. [Synopsis courtesy of TIFF]