Alex (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Nica (Hani Furstenberg) are young, in
love and engaged to be married. The summer before their wedding, they
are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. The couple hire a
local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into a
stunning wilderness, a landscape that is both overwhelmingly open and
frighteningly closed. Walking for hours, they trade anecdotes, play
games to pass the time of moving through space. And then, a momentary
misstep, a gesture that takes only two or three seconds, a gesture
that's over almost as soon as it begins. But once it is done, it can't
be undone. Once it is done, it threatens to undo everything the couple
believed about each other and about themselves.
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