Spain, the 50’s. Montse (MACARENA GÓMEZ) is no longer young, her youth has slipped away while taking care of her younger sister, both confined in a sinister apartment in the centre of Madrid.

Their mother died giving birth to the younger sister (NADIA DE SANTIAGO), and their father (LUIS TOSAR) could not bear it. He cowardly fled, leaving them alone. Forced to be father, mother and older sister, Forced to be father, mother and older sister, Montse hides from life, within four walls, feeding an obsessive and unbalanced temper: she suffers from agoraphobia, and cannot set foot outside the house. She doesn’t understand what happens to her, and the aching that this strange illness causes forces her to take refuge in a world of Lord’s Prayers and Hail Marys.

Montse works as a seamstress and the only link between her and reality is the child, a child who is no longer one. One day, that link breaks: Carlos (HUGO SILVA), a young and wild neighbor, has the misfortune of falling down the stairs, seeking help at the only door he is able to crawl up to. Montse takes him in. Someone has entered the shrews’ den… He might never leave.


– Producers:
Pokeepsie Films
La Ferme! Productions
Nadie es Perfecto
Canal+ España. Producer: Álex de la Iglesia

– Director/es:
Juan Fernando Andrés
Esteban Roel

– Scriptwriter:
Juan Fernando Andrés

– Photography:
Ángel Amorós

– Production-Assembly:
Juan Fernando Andrés

– Music:
Joan Valent

– Sound:
Juan Borrell

– Makeup:
José Quetglas

– Costume Design:
Paola Torres

– Decorations:
Pablo Alonso

– Special effects:
Pedro Rodriguez


– Actors:
Macarena Gómez
Nadia de Santiago
Hugo Silva
Luis Tosar
Gracia Olayo
Lucía González
Carolina Bang
Tomás del Estal
Asier Etxeandía