Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Javier Zaldivar was politically committed to the values of Franco's army when he fought in the Spanish Civil War, and he carried that commitment with him when he fought against the Russians with the German army in World War II. Thus, he was involved in wars and their aftermath for the better part of a decade. However, whenever he had a moment to spend back home, he would always seek out the company of Luisa, the widow of his old comrade Captain Estrada. Now it is 1947, and he is back in Spain for good. As usual, he seeks out his favorite lover, and as usual, she welcomes him to her bed. However, it turns out that she is also the lover of a leftist and is hiding another man who is wanted for political reasons -- perhaps he fought on the wrong side in the Civil War. Now that he is back for good, it is much more difficult to hide these things from Javier. After finding out about these deceptions, when he follows his political convictions rather than his heart, the consequences are disastrous.