Jinpa, a man dressed like a rock star, is sitting in his truck, driving across the sparsely populated Tibetan Kekexili plateau. Everything points to an uneventful trip, but then two unsettling incidents happen: Jinpa accidentally runs over a sheep and later he picks up a hitchhiker. The hitchhiker, also called Jinpa, carries a dagger. He is on his way to kill the man who murdered his father. Having dropped off the hitchhiker, Jinpa continues his journey, but he cannot forget the two incidents. To cleanse his karma from the sheep's death, he visits a monastery, and to prevent the revenge murder, he then travels to the town the hitchhiker was heading for. Here he discovers in a dilapidated bar that the lines between fantasy and reality are blurred.
The bare, bleak landscape, reminiscent of Westerns by Sergio Leone, plays a major role in this fascinating feature by director Pema Tseden, his sixth film, written by himself.