When Casey Stein's (Nicholas Hoult) girlfriend Juliette (Felicity Jones) needs a $200,000 kidney transplant, he feels he has no choice but to go back to work for eccentric drug smuggler Geran (Ben Kingsley). Casey is assigned a dangerous mission: he has to overtake a truck filled with drugs. When the mission goes wrong, Casey is beaten up by the enforcers of a powerful crime boss - Hagen Kahl (Anthony Hopkins) - whose drugs he tried to steal.
Casey manages to escape, which enrages Kahl. In retaliation, the criminal has Juliette kidnapped and threatens to kill her. Casey goes to great lengths to save Juliette's life.