When two men are caught in dangerous ocean currents, Donato dives in and manages to save Konrad, a German tourist, but his best friend’s life is claimed by the sea. While along the coast the search is on for the body, Konrad and his rescuer get to know each other. Their initial physical attraction soon turns into a deeper emotional bond. Donato follows Konrad to Berlin, a city that may not be by the sea but which is nonetheless a place where he can reinvent himself. Years later, Donato is confronted with his past when his younger brother Ayrton appears at his door furious and wanting to know why Donato left him without saying a word. Berlin-based Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz follows those in search of love and identity who are prepared to risk everything to discover themselves and their emotions.