A sentimental look at love and middle-aged discontent thinly disguised as a comic adventure story, based on Spanish novelist Rosa Montero's best-selling La hija del caníbal
; director Antonio Serrano relocates the tale from Madrid to Mexico City, but the themes are universal. Children's author Lucia (Cecilia Roth) and her dull husband, Ramon (Jose Elias Moreno), an assistant treasury clerk, are embarking on a Brazilian vacation when he vanishes from the airport bathroom. Though less devastated by Ramon's disappearance than by the sudden insight that she's no lonelier with him gone than she was with him safe at home, she sets about trying to find him. A voi...