Welcome to a international wherein time has come to be the final currency. You stop getting older at 25, but there is a trap: you're genetically-engineered to stay best one more 12 months, unless you can buy your way out of it. The wealthy "earn" decades at a time (closing at age 25), becoming basically immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or thieve enough hours to make it via the day. When a person from the incorrect aspect of the tracks is falsely accused of homicide, he is forced to move on the run with a stunning hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful device in their war against the gadget.