In the beginning, Giulietta wants only to get closer to the music, to experience how the rhythm of the tango will move her ballet dancer’s body. But then she meets Damián, the Argentinean dancer whose energy and power captivate her from the moment she first sees him dance. They embark upon a torrid affair, in which their passion for one another is matched only by their passion for the dance.
Yet when Damián begins sabotaging his own performance with bizarre, improvised choreography, Giulietta can no longer ignore the signs that something is terribly wrong. When Damián commits a shocking crime and flees Berlin, Giulietta gives chase. She follows him to Buenos Aires, plunging deep into the world of Argentinean tango and the unspeakable horrors of the country’s brutal past. Only through her lover’s emblematic dancing style will she uncover the mystery of Damián’s unspeakable past and the terrifying truth that connects it with her own.