White Elephant is a fast-paced journey through the 'Villa Virgin', a shantytown in Buenos Aires - a massive, long-abandoned building project occupied by thousands of desperate souls, along with the drug gangs who sell and recruit amongst them.

Against this backdrop, the story follows two Catholic priests, Julian and Nicolas (Ricardo Darin and Jérémie Renier), who work tirelessly to help the local people. The two practice a practical form of their faith, manoeuvring through the drug cartels and bureaucracy to get things done. As Nicolas enters into a tempestuous affair with an attractive social worker, and tension grows between the cartels, the scene is set for a dramatic climax.


1 hour 50 min