Set in '50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married. He rents a room from a widow (Abril), and shortly begins a torrid affair with her. The fiancée figures it out and decides to win him back by offering herself to him and taking him to meet her family. Ultimately he has to make a decision. Based on a true story.
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Did You Know?
In the scene where Trini loses her virginity, Maribel Verdú suggested to director Vicente Aranda that she would just stripped from the waist down and lie in bed. Verdú argued that this would emphasized the sadness and pathos of Trini's gesture. Aranda loved the idea. See more
The film is set in 1955 but an early-1970s VW bus drives past Madrid station. See more