Cris, aged 12, and her older brother are left at the side of the road by their parents. Very quickly the punishment turns into an even greater challenge. "Eles Voltam" (They'll Come Back") follows Cris as she attempts to find her way back home. It is a journey through a series of different realities, guided by the people that inhabit them. A modern day fable, filled with realistic overtones, and the story of Cris's self-discovery.