Wealthy, middle-aged Armando lures young men to his home with money. Armando's first encounter with street thug Elder is violent, but this doesn't discourage the lonely man's fascination with the tough handsome teenager. Financial interest keeps Elder visiting him regularly and an unexpected intimacy emerges. However, Armando's haunted past looms large, and Elder commits the ultimate act of affection on Armando's behalf. Winner of the Golden Lion ("Best Film") Award at Venice Film Festival, and Best Screenplay at the Miami Film Festival.