Manaus is an industrial city surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. Justino, a 45-year-old member of the indigenous Desana people, works as a security guard at the cargo port. Since the death of his wife, his main companion has been his youngest daughter, Vanessa who will soon need to leave to study medicine in Brasilia.
As the days go by, Justino is overcome by a strong fever. During the day, he fights to stay awake at work. During the night, a mysterious creature follows his footsteps. But soon the tedious routine of the harbour is broken by the arrival of a new guard. Meanwhile, his brother’s visit makes Justino remember the life in the forest, from where he left twenty years ago. Between the oppression of the city and the distance of his native village in the forest, Justino can no longer endure an existence without place.