In the suburb of an African city, 12 years-old
Paito sells fritters outside his house. One day, a band of
young robbers takes his money. He decides he’s not going
to go home until he recovers what he lost. With this in mind,
he heads out for the big city on the same train as the thieves.
Looking for work, he begins to live in a market square that
at night becomes a dormitory for homeless vendors. There he
meets Xano, a boy his age, whose insolent behavior and fearlessness
attract him. Unlike Paito, Xano despises work and he steals.
Despite their differences, they become friends. Together,
they reinvent the world.