Movie Enormous trees surround the old mansion, creating a damp,
gray atmosphere. Here lives doña Elisa de Abalos (María Cánepa),
a wealthy old lady with advanced senile dementia. Apart from two
old servants (Gabriela Medina, Myriam Palacios) who keep the house
spotless, the old woman only sees her nephew Andrés Ábalos (Julio
Jung), a seedy, old money bachelor who visits from time to time.
(Adela Secall) is a young peasant girl of just 17, who has come
to the house to care for doña Elisa.
by emotions he's never felt before, Andrés is ashamed of the powerful
attraction he feels for Estela. He cannot understand how a man
of his education, age and class can behave like a crazy adolescent,
all because of a beautiful, insignificant young girl. The gentleman
cannot avoid his internal conflicts, which build up until he's
forced to face the fact that his life has been a waste. Andrés
puts aside his books and starts to hustle the girl in a clumsy,
childish fashion. The fearful Estela takes refuge in Mario (Paulo
Meza), a humble, but attractive welder who works in a local workshop.