For every bridge built, warns a Mexican proverb, the devil demands one soul. Even in contemporary Mexico, "any major construction project needs a soul in it's foundation," agrees one of in in the Pit's army of laborers tunneling beneath the surface and scaling the perilous heights of La Cuidad to ensure that "the second Deck" becomes a reality. Physically diminutive yet implacably committed, El Chabelo doggedly faces each moment of every filthy, risky, and exhausting day with claim and resignation. His colleague El Grande is a rough-hewn and misanthropic mason as carelessly unafraid of indulging his dark personal demons as he is of facing the perils of both the pit and the towers. El Guapo wistfully longs for love, while El Voyeur propositions women from hundreds of feet in the air. A film of unlikely beauty" (Variety), in the Pit lays bare "the secret human face of an inhuman world" (NY Times).