In contemporary Havana, Miguel dreams of escape to the USA. Working as a kitchen porter, he endures a tortuous wait for the longed-for visa. Diego, the friend he shares an apartment with, dreams of life. Suffering from AIDS, he is confined to his bed, and yet he is the vivacious one. Diego is a gay, positive, bright hero, while Miguel is an asexual, negative, dark anti-hero. But theirs is a contradictory and indestructible friendship, sustained by the secrets of a shared past. Along with a supporting cast of exuberant and chaotic characters, this is a touching portrait of ordinary folk struggling to thrive and survive.