Plot: The South African lawyer Sarah Barcant travels from New York back to her hometown to represent the member of the Parliament Alex Mpondo in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission since torturer police officer Dirk Hendricks has made an application for amnesty. The parents of Steve Sizela request Sarah to represent them also since their son that was arrested with Mpondo but has gone missing. Hendricks uses one break in the trial to threaten Mpondo, promising to destroy his political career telling that he was a traitor. But Mpondo, who is a man traumatized with the torture, anticipates and tells what has happened to Steve Sizela and him in the hands of Hendricks and his superior Piet Müller. Will the remains of Steve be found and the truth disclosed?
Alternative Plot: In the aftermath of apartheid, South Africa was saved from civil war by an extraordinary experiment in justice. Those who had done violence in the government's name were to be left unpunished if they confronted their victims and confessed their crimes. Rising politician Alex Mpondo must relive his torture and imprisonment at the hands of the police and lawyer Sarah Barcant must help him uncover the truth.