Synopsis by Mark Deming
Four stories of life in war-torn Caracas, Venezuela, intersect in this drama from director Franco de Peña. Claudia (Beatriz Valdes) is a leftist doctor who has lost her patience with her right-wing husband; she draws all their money from the bank with the intention of leaving him, only to be mugged by a desperate man. The mugger, Héctor (Gregorio Milano), has been driven to crime after losing his job, though his first stab at robbery proves far more dangerous than he imagined. Meanwhile, Carlos (Carlos Miranda) is a cab driver who has been madly in love with Carmen (Carmen Landaeta), a nightclub chanteuse, for two decades, but he's still working up the nerve to ask her out on a date. And, after Tony (Alejandro Chabán) literally finds himself out on the street after a fight with his dad, he's rescued by an unlikely angel of mercy, a cross-dressing streetwalker named Clemencia (Erich Wildpret).
doctor, marital-problems, mugging, prostitute/prostitution, war