A farmer with a bumper crop of wheat is victimized by the political and social unrest of Argentina in this symbolic rural melodrama. He receives only a fraction of the containers he needs from the cereal company, and his friends and neighbors refuse to help after their own wheat is harvested. His machines break down, workers walk off the farm, and his family goes off to a festival celebration. The only one who offers to help is a friendly trader who is soon stricken with a fatal illness. The farmer who once had high hopes reaps only despair as he careens toward madness.
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