1970. It has been two years since Equatorial Guinea became a republic ending almost half a century of the latest and final wave of European colonization. Kilian (Mario Casas) and Bisila (Berta Vázquez) had just made love and he is preparing to leave. He presses a half-torn photo into her hand and tells her, "Always remember me as I am now. I shall do the same with you." They say goodbye tearfully and, suitcase in hand, he walks into the rainy night.