Gone several years, the brooding Alejandro returns to the hacienda of his foster sister, Catalina, whom he loves, to find her married to the wealthy and effete Eduardo. Alejandro hates Eduardo and Catalina's brother Ricardo; he's rich now and has a lien on the drunken Ricardo's ranch. He also wants Catalina to run away with him. She loves him as if he was her soul, but she also loves Eduardo and is pregnant, so she won't leave. She wants Alejandro to stay nearby, a soul mate, but he, ruled by instinct and passion, stays only to hurt her. He woos Isabel, Eduardo's impressionable young sister. The passions of impossible love and corrosive hate play out against Mexico's barren high chaparral.
Did You Know?
Producer Óscar Dancigers
would only allow Luis Buñuel
to make the film if he used a stock cast Dancigers had prepared for a musical comedy. Bunuel used them, but was ultimately very displeased with their acting. See more
Version of Wuthering Heights
from "Tristan und Isolde"
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by Raúl Lavista & Orquesta de la Sección de Filarmónicos del S.T.P.C. de la R.M. See more