There's little dialogue in Liverpool, and less explanation. The viewer is left to infer much of the story from the slight action proffered. When Farrel's ship docks in Ushuaia, the southern-most Argentine port, he obtains shore leave to visit home. After an indeterminate number of years at sea, Farrel doesn't know what to expect, and appears reluctant to complete the journey. After wasting a night in Ushuaia, he hitches his way to the tiny timber-company outpost of his childhood, but even once back in his native hamlet he can't easily bring himself to go home.
The people that Farrel has left behind are no more happy to have him back than he is to be there. His now senile mother doesn't remember him, and Analía (Griselle Irazzabel), a seemingly cognitively-delayed young woman who may be Farrel's daughter, wants nothing from him but money. Trujillo (Nieves Cabrera), who could be a relative or perhaps just a family friend, berates him for coming back after so long away. Surprisingly, when Farrel leaves, we stay, and filmmaker Lisandro Alonso turns his gaze to the deary life of young Analía.
The 5.1 original Spanish audio is understated, but in keeping with the film as a whole. Optional English subtitles are provided.