1947. The Chilean Government begins to persecute the Communist Party. The poet Pablo Neruda uses his position as a senator to accuse the President of the Republic of betraying the party that brought him to power. President Gonzalez Videla removes him from office, and Neruda is forced to live clandestinely along with his wife, Delia del Carril. The party keeps him hidden as they try to get him out of the country. Neruda uses this time to write Canto General. In Europe, Picasso spreads news the difficult situation that his Chilean friend is in. After a couple of frustrated escapes through the Libertadores border crossing and Valparaiso, Neruda makes one final attempt and manages to travel to the south in order to cross the mountain range on horseback. This experience forever redefines his reputation as a politician and a poet: Neruda’s life becomes a legend.