The film tells of the relationships in a dysfunctional family.
Dorotea (Dolores Fonzi) is a young girl in her teens who works in a laundry and takes care of her grandmother (Eugenia Bassi) she lives with.
Her father, Eduardo (Eduardo Couget), is released from prison.
Eduardo is indigent and stricken with Parkinsons and lives in the Salvation Army shelter and panhandles from passing motorists as well.
Dorotea becomes Eduardo's caregiver.
Dolores Fonzi as Dorotea
Eugenia Bassi as Abuela
Eduardo Couget as Padre
Silvio Bassi as Silvio
The film was first presented at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema on April 27, 2002 in Buenos Aires. It opened wide in Argentina on August 15, 2002.
The film was screened at many film festivals, including: the Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival, Spain; the International Filmfest Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany; the Philadelphia International Film Festival, United States; the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Czech Republic; and others.
Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival: Special Mention, Luis Ortega; 2002.
Mar del Plata Film Festival: SIGNIS Award - Special Mention, Luis Ortega; Special Jury Award, Luis Ortega; 2002.
Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland: Don Quixote Award; Luis Ortega; E-Changer Award, Luis Ortega; Special Jury Award, Luis Ortega; 2003.
Viña del Mar Film Festival, Chile: Grand Paoa, Luis Ortega; 2002.
Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Silver Condor; Best Actress, Dolores Fonzi; Best First Film, Luis Ortega; Best New Actor, Eduardo Couget; 2003.