Lieutenant Hermes Papauran, one of the Philippines’ top investigators, finds himself in a deep moral crossroads. As a member of law enforcement, he is a privileged witness to the deadly anti-drug campaign that his institution is dedicatedly leading. The atrocities corrode Hermes physically and spiritually, causing him to develop a severe skin condition that results from anxiety and guilt. As he tries to heal, a dark past haunts him and eventually returns for a trial.
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Born in 1958 in the Philippines, he is known as the “ideological father of the new Filipino cinema”. He is especially notable for the length of his work; his films not being governed by time but by space and nature.