A journey to the biggest open mining of the contemporary age. It's 1978 and friends Juliano and Joaquim leave Rio de Janeiro in search of their dream of striking it rich. Like thousands of other men, both get to the Amazon Rainforest full of hope and illusion. But routine in the mines changes everything and the obsession of wealth and power destroys them. Juliano becomes a gangster. Joaquim leaves all his values behind. This is a story about golden fever, greed and violence, a great friendship and its end.