Germán Baraja is a writer. Or, at least, that’s what he tries to be. He hardly survives working free-lance for a French magazine and he can only think about quitting. He sees himself as a loser after being turned down by a couple of publishers that rejected his last novel. He feels like an exhausted useless survivor. The political and social disillusion, long hours of confinement, depression, the return to drugs, a supposed fatherhood that he doesn’t take over, the omnipresent violence in a man who at his 40s doesn’t believe anymore in anything or anyone and lashes out against everyone as much as against himself. His lack of relationship with his mother and the imminent death that threatens him; the family that he denies is becoming extinct. The farewell letter he writes her that she may never get to know, allows us to understand the relationship between them, that link that mortifies him. In his loneliness, he runs away from his sister’s attempts to protect him, to take care of him. Macarena is the only person that still believes in him and wants to help.
Germán tries to give himself one last chance and recover the great love of his life, Clara. He tries to recompose what has been a sickly love relationship. He wants to see her, despite knowing that she lives thousands of kilometers away and she is getting married next week in another country. Germán knows that Clara still loves him and he will do anything to have her back.
Lucid, corrosive, despicable at times, sad and bleak, he clings to cynicism as the only way to stay on his feet while everything around him falls apart and he is incapable of putting his life into pieces. The rhythm of four fatal days in Germán’s life is marked by paranoia, by absence and his defeat brings other defeated people who cross his path. Frustrated everywhere he goes, without family or friends, the main character of this monologue story acts over the chaotic universe of the well-off classes, privileged during the last decades, translating into visual representations everything that crosses his mind.