In 1898, Spain sends a military squad to the town of Laber, Fillippines, to protect one of the last colonies of the Spanish Empire to avoid that rebel natives recover its ancient territories. Lead by Captain Enrique de las Morenas and Lieutenant Cerezo, a prideful military, the soldiers are stalked during a night by the rebels, being forced to refuge in the church under the wing of Fray Carmelo, Laber’s priest. Turning the church in a military fort, the permanent heat and malaria starts to sick to diverse men. After Captain’s death by a disease called beriberi, Cerezo turns in the new leader of the squad, faced constantly by the power with Jimeno, a soldier from the previous squad annihilated by the natives. Turning each time more paranoid and obsessive with the victory and the glory of the Spanish Empire, the rebels Fillipines close to Cerezo to explain that Spain sold Fillipines Islands to USA, losing all the colonies for finishing the Spanish Empire, and that the war is over.