Ernesto and Alberto leave the leper colony and head to Venezuela. Ernesto goes back to Argentina and Alberto stays in Venezuela because of his new job. Before the end credits, some text on screen explains that Alberto and Ernesto see each other again 8 years later. When Ernesto joins Castro's revolution, he invites Alberto to Cuba and he (Alberto) starts a medical research center there. Ernesto is killed in Bolivia in 1967. Alberto currently lives in Cuba with his family.