Antonio is a former soldier from the Brazilian Army, retired for going partialy blind and because of a heart condition. He once was in the Coluna Prestes and was responsible for hunting "cangaceiros" in the Northeast of Brazil.
He was living in a farm in the frontier of a small town with his wife and his daughter but his fate was cruel. Coronel Fortunato fell in love with Antônio's wife and gave him
an ultimate: one night with his wife or his whole family murdered.
Antonio doesn't accept the offer and suffers with Coronel's rage. A famous cangaceiro finds him almost dead and refuses the end his life and then encourages Antonio to live his last moments with honor. The former soldier will wear his old uniform and go on a
chase after the devilish man who ruined his life.