Ricardo is a transvestite. After a failed attempt of suicide, he has to come back to his roots and to relearn how to live with the inspiring help of his sister and, mostly, of his nephew Vasco, who has Down syndrome.
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"A Outra Margem" paints a heartbreaking and crude portrait of a small family that comes together when the older and estranged son - living in Lisbon where he works as a transvestite - tries to kill himself shortly after his longtime partner committed suicide. With the help of his sister and nephew, a teenage boy with Down syndrome, this man will find a new reason to live.