Gerardo Vera directs this romantic drama about self-destructive love and sexual confusion. Alberto (Jordi Molla) is a respected aeronautical engineer married to artist Elena (Ariadna Gil) and has a son. Yet Alberto soon finds himself seduced by the wiles of hunky orthopedic surgeon Diego (Javier Bardem). Alberto admits to being unfaithful to his wife -- after she confronts him with incriminating evidence -- but he does not reveal that he cheated on her with a man. Seeking revenge, Elena goes out and sleeps with her co-worker Rafa (Javier Albala). Later, though Elena tries to welcome her errant husband back, he continues to shuttle between her and his gay lover. This film was screened at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
If you haven't lived it then most likely you've
known someone who has gone through the scenario
presented. It's what might be called a "cut
out movie". You can take the various components
move them around and the result will most likely
be the same.
Having lived the life of Alberto, being married gay man w/kids, the movie reminded me of a very sad & confusing time in my life. But, unlike Alberto, I didn't discover my gayness until years into my marriage where as he was lying to everyone, including his self all of his life. I was hoping he would make a decision, one way or the other. The movie was enjoyable but frustrating @ times, because he had 2 people that truly loved him while lying to each of them and keeping both of them wondering what/who he wanted. The movie is definitely NOT a romance, but still a good movie.