Brooding drama with a dash of jet-black comedy written, directed and produced by Argentinan filmmaker Pablo Trapero. Zapa (Jorge Roman) is a small-town locksmith with a quiet and monotonous life. When his boss, Polaco (Hugo Anganuzzi) sends him out on a call to open a safe in a local office, he is arrested for robbery and imprisoned. But his uncle Ismael (Roberto Posse), a retired policeman, pulls a few strings to bail Zapa out, and finds him a job with the police force in Buenos Aires. Hurled into a hostile and unfamiliar urban environment, Zapa is quickly initiated into the brutal and corrupt city police force. The film was premiered at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.