In Cut by Cut (“Tajo a tajo”), the double life of Adam, an ex-convict truck driver from southern Texas, collapses when the truth about his sexual identity comes out: he feels like a woman in a man‘s body. He is brutally beaten by his brothers-in-law, fired from his job and loses custody of George, his four-year-old son. Angry and ashamed, Adam‘s wife decides to run away with George and lies to him about who his father is. Now Adam fights a war on two fronts. His desire to find George leads him to reestablish contact with the Juarez drug cartel for whom he had worked before his imprisonment.
Meanwhile, the need to carry out his gender reassignment surgeries, to also be physically a woman, becomes more and more pressing.
Drug trafficking. Lies. Fights to the death with million-dollar bets. Betrayals. Fragile and fleeting alliances. In this heartbreaking story about paternal love and gender identity, Adam travels to deep and unsuspected corners of the criminal underworld, shedding an unusual light on the barbarity of modern society.