Barcelona, spring of 1938. After the last military defeats and the crisis in May of that year, the government of the Spanish Republic starts to wobble. A miracle is needed to win this war and the republican General in chief, Vicente Rojo, is desperately looking for a way to ease the pressure on Valencia, imposed by the Supreme General to unchain the offensive against the East.
Nevertheless, the pace of the war, no longer worries the old journalist Pol Vidal. At sixty six years of age and with the headline of his life definitely locked up, destiny just gave him the hardest blow in his life: the past 17th of May, during a bombing, Eva, his wife for almost half a century, died with all the passengers of the train she was taking home because of the bombs from the Italian airplanes.
Pol Vidal is shattered, he’s out of reasons to keep living, he drinks too much, even though he doesn’t like drinking. But the situation changes when he gets a visit from Lluís Companys’ messenger, who’s asking for him. Vidal accepts reluctantly, even though he doesn’t know what this encounter will bring…