Jorge is an old artist, actor and director, who says he wants to direct a film about the Latin American wars of independence. Charito is a young woman who comes from the Peruvian jungle to work as a maid in Buenos Aires. The unconscious of the protagonists bursts in the form of dreams, visions and fantasies amid horses, fencing sessions, fragments of lost films and anthropological videos.
The boredom of small town life is eating Bill Williamson alive. Feeling constrained and claustrophobic in the meaningless drudgery of everyday life and helpless against overwhelming global dissolution, Bill begins a descent into madness.
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.