In Istanbul, Turkey, 18 year-old Morena (Nanda Costa) is auctioned by a group of wealthy and successful men. She ended up being sold for a U$ 3.500 bid. The next scene shows Morena running desperately through the streets, screaming for help. The scene flashes back to eight months earlier.
Morena is a single-mother who lives with her 4 year-old son Junior (Luiz Felipe Mello) and her mom Lucimar (Dira Paes) in a pacified Complexo do Alemão, Rio de Janeiro, after the 2010 occupation by the Brazilian Army led by Captain Theo (Rodrigo Lombardi).
Morena's luck changes when she meets Theo. Their first meeting began a with a pet peeve, which then becomes a true love, causing Theo to end his relationship with Army veterinary Erica (Flávia Alessandra).
However, the couple's happiness is shattered when Morena receives a tempting offer from Livia Marino (Cláudia Raia), a beautiful and elegant woman, in reality, a human trafficking gang leader, who will involve Morena in a dangerous trap.