July 11, 1952. Two sisters are savagely murdered in their tobacco shop in Seville. The money was in plain sight, but it wasn't touched. Without leads, the police follows a jail rumor pointing to three petty criminals.
Madrid, 1924. A ne'er-do-well in his 30s, perpetual disappointment to his aging military father, hatches a plan to rob the mail train to Andalusia. He intends the hit to be bloodless, but complications arise soon.