An an idyllic seaside city in the Dominican Republic, the long-time relationship between a beautiful and impoverished young local girl and her wealthy European lover (Geraldine Chaplin) is put to the test as issues of class, inequality and exploitation rise to the surface.

Samana, an idyllic beach city in the Dominican Republic, is an increasingly popular spot for tourism, both local and international. Growth in the peninsula has provided new opportunities for Dominicans and Haitians (limited mostly to tourist-related industries), while numerous European expats flock to this sleepy paradise and end up spending months, even years, living by the sea.