The action in the film switches between the present day, the aftermath of a terrorist action in London, and the events leading to this act. In the present day scenes, a terrorist suspect, Aris Gildemeister, is being interrogated by Detective Laska about a terrorist action; the action being the kidnapping of John Hanson, a senior executive of an oil company, and the subsequent suicide of the hostage taker, Hector Ruiz. Hector, a young Spanish journalist, is wandering aimlessly through his life, when he meets Cassas, the editor of an international political publication based in London. Cassas is sympathetic to the disaffected Hector and offers him an assignment as a foreign correspondent. On a trip to Cairo, Hector falls in love with a young nurse, Amina, introduced to him by Cassas. Six months later, Hector's world has changed as he learns of Amina's suicide attack against an extreme-right wing Israeli party leader's convoy. Back in London, Hector in a suspecting frame of mind falls ...
Sometime the war is in your head.