In a servicestation in the Nordeste of Brazil, two teenagers, Nego and Cocada, are looking for work by all possible means. Between hope and disillusion, they are bent finding a meaning to life.
Very close to the characters they film, yet highly discreet, the duo Duret and Santana show us reality with a lucidity that precludes any pity or excessive pessimism. It is by facing the complicated situations and questionings of their characters that they come close the heart (of the problems) and to a poverty that no right-minded thinking can ever really fully understand and above all think through. Nego and Cocada are watching us as much as the filmmakers concentrate on constructing a film about a roadside world.