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Topanga Canyon is domestic to 2 on a collision path. la liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling life in a newly gated hilltop group: he a delicate nature author, she an obsessive realtor. Mexican illegals Candido and the United States Rincon desperately grasp to their imaginative and prescient of the yankee Dream as they struggle off hunger in a makeshift camp deep within the ravine. And from the instant a freak coincidence brings Candido and Delaney into intimate touch, those 4 and their opposing worlds progressively intersect in what turns into a tragicomedy of blunders and false impression.
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