This feature documentary profiles the psychological and physical journeys of Ariel, an Argentinian man whose legs were shredded by an industrial dough mixer when he was just 33 years old. After the accident, Ariel began to rediscover the meaning of freedom: to rebuild his broken identity, keep his family together and design his own artificial legs. He became a living embodiment of the ongoing duel between man and machine. This intimate and metaphorical portrait juxtaposes Ariel's daily life with dreamlike inner worlds, pushing the boundary between the real and the imaginary. An introspective journey tinged with touches of magic realism, Ariel tells a touching tale in which a man's precarious emotional balance illuminates his unique metamorphosis.