The debut film by Chileans Diego Ayala and Aníbal Jofré received very positive reviews wherever it was screened. The movie was included in the official selection of the International Film Festival of Rome. It is a raw portrait, free from Manichaeism, of marginality in contemporary Chile, featuring a 21-year-old social worker – a young woman who becomes overly involved with the inmates at the juvenile rehabilitation center where she works. The cast combines professional actors with non-professional ones: young individuals who play themselves.
Paulina (21) is a young social work student, doing her professional practice in a social youth centre for the reinsertion of minors.
There she meets Manuel (16), with whom she starts a friendship that leads her to question her vocation and starts living a new adolescence, this time free of manners and routine, stealing hours of a world that doesn’t belong to her.