In a near future, society has become divided into two clearly differentiated and demarcated blocks within each one of the cities and towns all over the world: the rich neighbourhood and the poor neighbourhood. Carmen is a teenager who lives with her father in an old house of the poor area. The Father, due to an accident, can no longer walk, which he tries to conceal from the rest of the people, as he thinks that, if it became known, everybody would regard his daughter as unprotected. It is therefore Carmen who leaves home every day to find work and/or something to eat. Both when she leaves and when she returns, Carmen holds conversations with Cloti, the impoverished old woman who lives on the square in front of her house. Cloti helps Carmen as much as she can and gives her the same advice as her father: “Don’t ever go to the rich neighbourhood.” Former friends of the father discover his State of disability and threaten the daughter. The father faces the two men with deadly consequences that are to irreversibly change Carmen’s already precarious, miserable life.
Directed by Alfredo Gómez (Spain)