This rural drama tells the story of José Luís, the son of a couple who owns a large factory for men’s underwear. The young man has a relationship with Silvia, one of the employees who works for their parents, a fact that they do not like. The couple will have to face the complicated situation of Silvia’s pregnancy, which will cause José Luis to decide to marry her, even though the parents are totally opposed to it.
To get rid of Silvia, José Luis’s parents decide to hire Raúl, a young seducer who works in a ham factory, to try to coax the girl. What is not expected is that Raúl is going to fall in love with Silvia, but she will realize that everything has been a montage.
This movie belongs to the “Iberian trilogy” of Bigas Luna, also composed of ‘Golden eggs’ and ‘The tit and the moon’. He met actors Javier Bardem (‘It’s not a country for the old’) and Penélope Cruz (‘Vicky, Cristina and Barcelona’), who starred alongside Jordi Mollà (‘Riddick’), Anna Galiena ( ‘The husband of the hairdresser’) and Juan Diego (‘Torremolinos 73’).