The film presents a speculative exercise about the relation between ecological theories and sociologic, economic and management models. Such reflections are intercalated with tales about the ritual of anthropophagy in Brazil in the early 16th century, whose imaginary defines the film's visuals, be it microfilms of books and etchings, or museological and graphic material on Amerindian socio-cosmologies.
Wallace, a medical school dropout, has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan, seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold.
In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.