Extraordinary stories in three story lines: X witnesses a murder, H is sent on an odyssey downriver and Z discovers the mysterious past of his predecessor in the job. There’s a love triangle, a dying lion. The viewer becomes a detective; follows narrative trails, sits in the road movie/thriller/adventure film.
Llínas's universally acclaimed, more than four-hour epic expertly challenges conventional cinematic narratives and folds his stories into a fascinating new cinematographic structure. Throughout, his passion for the literary narratives of Borges, Stevenson and Pynchon is evident.