Martin owns a funeral home in Algeciras, Spain, right on the Strait of Gibraltar. He has been struggling financially, so when the Spanish police recruit his services after a number of bodies are found on a nearby shore, he accepts the call. One of the dead men clenches a piece of paper with a telephone number, the only clue to the origin of the deceased. It is Leila who comes to identify the corpse of her younger brother. Despite the high cost, she decides to drive back to her Moroccan village with Martin to return her brother's body to her parents, as well as to bring back the clothing of the other dead to see if they can be identified. She is racked with guilt, as she was the one who sent her brother the money for the dangerous voyage. Together, Leila and Martin begin a journey that will change their lives forever.