The film follows a group of abandoned adolescent street children who live in the Romanian subway system. The street kids are encountered daily by commuting adults, who pass them by in the station as they starve, swindle, and steal, all while searching desperately for a fresh can of paint to get high with.
One of the children director Edet Belzberg follows is Cristina Ionescu. At first this child may seem to be a young man, but you later find out that girls have to become hard and boyish in order to survive. The film explores the lives of these children, who are shown fighting, abusing themselves, and becoming addicted to inhaling a spray paint called Aurolac.