故事发生于位于西雅图的霹雳小组训练中心内，艾伦（阿德琳妮·帕里奇 Adrianne Palicki 饰）、沃德（泰·奥尔森 Ty Olsson 饰）和霍尔（山姆·贾格 Sam Jaeger 饰）是其中的骨干成员。一天，小组接到线报，说在一家废弃的货运中心里正在进行毒品交易，小组随即展开了行动，果然将交易场面撞了个正着。激烈的枪战平息后，组员们在集装箱内发现了一名被绑住的男子，男子名叫蝎子（迈克尔·加·怀特 Michael Jai White 饰），他的胳膊上植入了一枚芯片，芯片里记载了帮派所有的犯罪证据。
A film starting from naught. With no prior research, no characters, no sites, nor specific themes, a film team arrive to the hinterland of Paraíba state in northeastern Brazil in search of people with stories to tell. In the village of S?o Jo?o do Rio do Peixe they come to Sítio Ara?ás, a rural community of 86 families, mostly relatives. With a girl from Ara?ás as mediator, the residents, in their majority, elderly, tell their life story, marked by popular catholicism, by a hierarchy, by a sense of family and honor - in a world fast disappearing. Written by Trassalg
In the early 1920s, Georges Laffont (Romain Duris), traumatised by the horrific trench warfar, decides to leave his life behind and travel to West Africa into the vast territories of Upper Volta in the company of Diofo, artist and also survivor of the Great War. From village to village, Georges uses Diofo's talents as a griot to recruit the villagers as labour for plantations in Ghana.