Original title: Un Varón
German title: Ein Mann
Life on the streets of Bogotá is merciless. You have to prove your masculinity and strength. Anyone showing emotions will inevitably go down. Carlos knows this too. Most of the time, the 16-year-old lives in an institution where young people are safe and are provided with a bed and the necessities of life. Strict rules apply. Anyone caught committing a crime or getting into fights is kicked out. In order to enjoy the protection of a gang on the streets, Carlos secretly deals drugs in the home and does everything to hide his sensitive side. However, he wants nothing more than to spend the Christmas season with his mother and his sister Nicole. Therefore, Carlos leaves the safe walls on Christmas Eve to bring the family together. But Nicole, who earns her living as a prostitute, has disappeared. In his search for his sister, he comes up against a group of brutal guys who threaten, beat and steal from him. To restore his honour and the reputation of his own gang, Carlos is supposed to shoot the leader of the enemy gang. Afraid of losing his reputation completely, Carlos agrees. But the sensitive boy hesitates.