A journey from damnation to salvation. September 11 is just another day for most of the world, but in Ethiopia, which uses the Julian calendar, it is New Year's Day. For Salvatore Lagomarsino, every day is the same. He lives in a hilltop ghost town in the barren Ethiopian region of Afar. Every night he dreams about his death. In his dream it is always raining, but there are never any clouds in the sky. A large crowd gathers below his window, calling for his blood, but is then submerged by a flood. He knows this nightmare will eventually come true. Sal is a third-generation leftover from Italy's failed colonial campaign of Ethiopia in the 1930s. His aunt, Rosanella, left the town, Nessuno, in the late '60s and went to Italy where she joined a left-wing terrorist organization, the Red Brigades. She returns in 2001 and convinces a destitute Sal to join the organization, which has been all but forgotten, and go to Italy to pacify a former comrade. Along the way he finds the Eden and the love he's been looking for all his life. But on September 11, his recurring nightmare becomes reality. He promised to kill for the Red Brigades, and "failure is not an option."