A tale of two young men trying to survive in the carnage of civil war in Beirut, Lebanon. Best friends since childhood, Bassam and George are faced with two choices for survival; to leave their home and take a chance in a foreign city, or join the corrupt militia and gain a foothold in war-torn Beirut. Bassam becomes obsessed with leaving the city, and commits a series of petty crimes to finance his departure. George amasses power in the militia-ruled underworld and lives a life of military service, crime for profit, killing and drugs. Ultimately, their separate paths explosively and tragically collide.