Inspired by the Biblical parable of the prodigal son, Fernández Engler’s thriller tells the story of Máximo, the youngest son of a powerful family in Argentina’s fishing industry who asks his father for his share of his inheritance so he can break out on his own. Máximo settles down in a fishing village in Patagonia where he establishes a business relationship with the enigmatic Caviedes and runs afoul of Coletto, a local fisherman who opposes the exploitation of these waters. Máximo becomes ensnared in a corrupt web of his own making.