Machismo and homophobia are on trial in this award-winning film from Arthur Ripstein, often hailed as Mexico's greatest living director. Robert Cobo, star of the classic "Los Olividados" (1950), is an aging transvestite who shares ownership of the local bordello with his daughter, Ana Martin. Hoping to sell the entire town, wealthy landowner Fernando Soler owns everything but their property. But when his hired muscle falls for Cobo, it sets the stage for a shocking denouement. Adapted from the renowned novel by Jose Donoso, who also write the screenplay.