Evelio, a physical education teacher, rejects the society in which he has lived, which is why he raises the great human questions about the meaning of life and tries to find a doctrine to follow, despite its scarce preparation. Finally, he will believe he will find the guide he needs in the old poet Dámaso de Blas, so he decides to follow him to Madrid.
Did You Know?
José Luis Borau, director of this film, defined it as "A story of Ingmar Bergman, but in deep Spain". See more