Three different episodes with the common nexus of expressing how a situation that seems normal ends up in an outbreak of violence: a father, actor of renown and owner of a luxurious mansion, who fears losing his daughter to an American officer; an adulterous husband, owner of an extensive estate where he breeds fighting bulls, who feels cheated to find that his wife has also been unfaithful to him; a young American traveler across Spanish lands who decides that his trip and that of his companions should not continue.
Franco’s Spain. During the sixties, a family of peasants lived miserably in a farmhouse in Extremadura under the rule of the landowner. Their life is renunciation, sacrifice, and obedience. Their destiny is marked, unless some unforeseen event allows them to break their chains. Adaptation of the homonymous novel by Miguel Delibes.
Anna lives in Barcelona where she works as a tour guide, but longs to perform her monologue on tour with Another Stage, a gay and lesbian theater company in San Francisco. When she meets Montserrat, a Jewish seismic engineer who was educated in the States, adventures and misadventures befall them in this comedic lesbian love story.
Michel is a middle aged man with a troubled marriage. He feels lonely, has been unfaithful to his wife Isabelle in various occasions, and despite she seems to accept this situation, they both grow apart. Eventually Michel falls in love with the most unexpected “perfect woman”: a mannequin.
The film tells the story of the relationship and friendship of two men who are both very much affected by the cinema: Both of them are writers, one of books the other of screenplays.
When an international casino crime ring is planning a big score at a fixed roulette game, the casino police enlists the help of Jeff Miller, an alcoholic croupier, to nab the bad guys. Jeff is attracted to Laura, a singer at the casino, but she prefers the company of the leader of the thieving casino ring.
The “Fickle Finger of Fate” is one of a pair of priceless religious art icons. This comedy centers around an American engineer who is just about ready to leave Madrid when it is discovered that his suitcase contains one of the missing fingers. The authorities suspect that his suitcase was switched. The engineer begins assisting in the search for the other finger. The prime suspects are five winners of a beauty contest. As he looks, he runs across a murder and a kidnapping.
During the 1800s, Peru’s government sends 2 envoys to negotiate peace with the rebellious Incas but a treasure-hunter bandit shoots the Inca ruler and his son, leaving the 2 envoys to take the blame for it.