Two generations of Spanish women prove the age-old adage that a good man is hard to find. Thirty-five-year-old Maria (Ana Fernandez) is the damaged product of an unhappy family: She drinks and smokes too much, lives in a seedy apartment building, is nearly broke and
can't seem to keep a job. She's also pregnant, but when she tells her boyfriend, an abusive truck driver named Juan (Juan Fernandez), he insists she have an abortion; when Maria says she might want to keep the baby, Juan gives her the heave-ho. Her mother, Rosa (Maria Galiana), meanwhile, is
quietly trapped in an unhappy marriage. She and her husband (Paco De Osca) have traveled from their tiny village ...