Rafael (Antonio Resines) is a butcher who lives a quiet and solitary life. One morning when he goes to his butcher shop, something makes him stop his van and help Marina (Maribel Verdú), a girl that is being beaten by the guy, Daniel (Jordi Mollá).
Rafael takes Marina to his house and she tells him her childhood without parents, the orphanages she has known and the hard life on the street. Marina is pregnant of Daniel and after learning that he has entered prison once again, Rafael proposes to take care of her and of the child she’s expecting. She accepts, but warns him that Daniel will return and when that happens, she doesn’t know how he will react. One night, after hearing some noise, they open the door and see Daniel bloodied, not daring to enter …
Estrella 3 years old:
Estrella 9 years old:
ÁMGELES GONZÁLEZ, RICARDO FRANCO
JOSÉ ANTONIO GARCÍA TAPIA
Every century that passes, I find it harder to talk about my films. In doing so, I feel like a fake, an impostor. I don’t recognize myself having the right to speak with the necessary authority over something that I feel is self-made, and I am only an instrument in its passion to exist.
Now I remember correctly what I intended when I began writing the script with Angeles G. Sinde, except that I dreamed that the goodness that nests in all heart, find a way to manifest itself in all sincerity. Before I started filming, my fears were more mundane. I wasn’t sure I could finish it because of my fragile state of health. My wounded eyes, the strength of my body only on the way back to its place, and, finally, the fear of imposture, the pretense.
The right words should have sprung from sincerity, from true emotions. And that affected me as a director, and as such, I had to transmit it to a small but exceptional team, dear friends all of them, actors, technicians, artists. And I want to acknowledge my debt to all of them, because without their devotion to the story of these three, the film could never have been made.
And with the producer Pedro Costa, who offered me an injured project, at a time when I was not sure if I would ever be able to cut my toenails once again. As the project was. I really didn’t feel like it, but total freedom from Pedro, I became infected with the passion that freedom awakens in any creator.
Cannes – Special Mention by Jury
Mar de Plata – Ombú of Silver to the Best Director and the Best Actor
Bruselas- Best Movie
Fotogramas – Best Spanish Movie
José Mª Forqué de EGEDA – Best Movie
Unión de Actores a Jordi Mollá
MIDIA – Best Movie