Bubu is a poet who has been committed to psychiatric institutions twelve times. He challenges the meaning of hospital-jails, these hybrid institutions which sentence the insane to life imprisonment. The poem called "The house of the dead" was written during the filming of the documentary and revealed the forgotten deaths that occur inside these facilities. There are three stories in three acts of death. Jaime, Antonio, and Almerindo are anonymous men, considered dangerous to society, whose punishment is the tragedy of suicide, the unending cycle of being committed, or surviving life imprisonment in the house of the dead. Bubu is the narrator of his own life and also of his own destiny of death.