Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, gives him a new ball. But an unexpected accident sends the ball flying into a minefield. Despite the danger, Manuel refuses to abandon his treasure… He convinces Julián and Poca Luz, his two friends, to rescue it with him. Amid the adventures and kids' games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of "La Pradera".
After living ten years in a “gilded cage,” Karen decides to leave her husband and comfortable life. She wants to make a fresh start, find out who she is—or could be. But Karen has no job, no friends, and hardly any money. She finds a cheap room in the centre of Bogotá where she meets the free-spirited Patricia, a hairdresser caught up in dreams of alluring a rich Prince Charming. Karen must struggle for her independence against all the forces that insist she give up.