Heated tempers, frustrated desires and dashed hopes plague a diverse group of individuals whose lives cross paths in Mexico City. There is the bar-owner's son, Chava, who yearns to emigrate to America. A poor barber, Abel, is madly in love with the gorgeous Alma, who eventually becomes a high-class prostitute. Finally, there is Susanita, the desperate spinster who pursues many love affairs in hopes of finding a husband.
- Genre: Drama
- Studio: Alameda Films, Consejo Nacional para la cultura y las artes, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía
- Keyword: mexico, prostitute, adultery, sexuality, based on novel or book, dream, pimp, gay parent, neighborhood
- Cast: Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo, Salma Hayek, Bruno Bichir, Delia Casanova, Margarita Sanz