In 1961 the Dominican Republic has become a pariah nation ruled by a vain, clinically paranoid egomaniac. Former American soldiers John Murphy and John Hooper become entangled with a plot to eliminate Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina.
Desperate, at times surreal, The Strongbox reflects life in the Dominican Republic during the Trujillo regime. Terrified, Papito dares plague and starvation in an abandoned village to escape. Many follow, living simple lives unnoticed by the regime until they are duped by one of their own. The Strongbox is laced together by the events of one day that changes their fate.