Robinson is shipwrecked off the coast of the extreme south of Spain. After a tremendous struggle in the stormy waters, he manages to reach the safety of the shore and save his life. He is an anonymous exile in a foreign land, just like so many other thousand of black Africans. Robinson manages to find some work in one of the many large greenhouses that grow fruit and vegetables along the coast of Almeria, but his condition as an illegal immigrant is precarious and he decides to move further inland. Robinson's mind is troubled with interior voices, spirits that control and confound him. In order to free himself from them, he must fulfill a mission: to kill a man.
An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by a the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter.