Horacio is a 45 year-old Uruguayan soldier. For his good service at the Naval Forces, he received the duty of lighthouse keeper at the Island of Sea Lions in the Atlantic Ocean. Horacio is poor and will soon retire. Meanwhile he sits amongst the 250 thousand sea lions who keep him company, he dreams of building a sewing machine repair shop in his backyard and giving a future to his daughter. But Horacio has to go to war to save up sufficient money. He will soon part to Congo as member of Uruguay's peace keeping force.