Buenos Aires, 1971. Carlitos (Lorenzo Ferro) is a seventeen-year-old with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. When he meets the handsome Ramon (Chino Darin) at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and instigates a fight. A relationship soon develops with the two embarking on a crime spree fueled by jealousy and unspoken desires. As their relationship grows more combustible, their crimes become more violent and deadly, until Carlitos is finally apprehended at the age of 20. Because of his cherubic appearance, the press dubs Carlitos "The Angel of Death." Showered with attention, he becomes an overnight celebrity. To this day, he remains imprisoned in Argentina - the longest-serving inmate in the country's history.