Synopsis: A drama centered on a young woman who takes a summer job caring for a bed-ridden older man, and the intimate secrets they begin to share with one another.
Genre: Drama
Production: Alta Films
  1 win & 5 nominations.
112 min

Hey, guys!

Coffee break!

Come on, come on!

What a bastard.

You were gonna end up single!




Get him!

Hold still.


Hold still.

Come on, Fatso!

Hold still.

Let him go!

He's one of your own!

He ain't nothir of mine, asshole!

- You give my country a bad name.

- Sell out!

Help a brother out!

If you got up at 2 A.M. Like me,

you wouldn't need any help!

No wonder your wife sleeps around.

You work so much

you forgot how to be a man!

Say that to my face, asshole!

You see? I knew I'd seen

that rent-a-cop's face before.

That lady I told you about

had his photo in her bedroom.

Who do you think

the flowers are for, dickhead?

Fucking scum.

They'll get theirs.

Always giving us a hard time.

Those bastards

haven't heard the last of me.

"My dearest Nelson: I don't know

how to say this, but I can't..."

"We used to hold each other

to keep warm.

I came to this place

to find what was best for us.

That's what you said."

You see it?

That's the heart.

It had to be now...

It's been in there a few weeks now.

Have you had any interruptions?

Two years ago.

Everything is normal, Marcela.

Does it look like me?

It's still too early to know.

I need your info

to schedule an appointment,


Tell me where you live.

Where do you live, Marcela?

Where are you, Marcela?


One, two, sixteen.

Six are missing.

That's sixteen, six are missing.

Not the white ones.

The white ones go over there.

Those are red, sixteen red ones.

These make eight.

Two bundles, six missing.

You gave me ten euros.

You're six euros short.

Sixteen for two bundles.

How are you feeling?

My stomach hurts.

Have you eaten?

You're not going out today.

You're staying home.

- Hi, Nelson.

- Hi.

You're late.

Marcela got the flowers ready,

they're in the fridge.

- Hi.

- Hi, Marcela.

How's your mom?

Fine, she said to say hi.

She says you haven't been to see her

at the restaurant for a while.

It's almost full, Nelson.

We need to be ready

for the holidays.

Gladis is always ready

for the holidays.

Marcela isn't feeling well.

You two have to sell her share.

Have you got the six euros or not?

Ever seen one like this?

Look, this one

is selling very well lately.

Automatic defrost

and door alarm.

It beeps if you leave it open.

You like it?

With financing it costs 450.

in installments.


We haven't got that much.

It's only 150.

But we have to pay it off.

We haven't got that either.

You could get a summer job.

What about that job

Rosa mentioned?

Not now, Nelson.

- We can't.

- Why not?

Now is when we need it.

It's almost Christmas.

Our stash has already wilted.

Beside, we owe three months rent.

- We don't have any money.

- We'll find some.

You see?

It beeps.

He just needs a little help.

Someone to keep him company.

Have you ever done this before?


Don't worry, I won't ask

for any qualifications.

We don't think training

is really necessary.

He was fine until recently.

Just one month, to try it out.

Every day.

See if you two get along, eh?

We'll pay you at the end

of the month. 500 euros.

Yeah, 500 is the going rate.

We can give you

a hundred up front.

We'll wire it to you

after the first week.

He doesn't talk or complain much.

He won't give you much work.

He's an easy man.

Daddy wants to know

if you'll be much longer.

Tell Daddy we're almost done, okay?

Now run along.

My secretary.

Have you got children, Marcela?


They bring a lot of joy,

but they're also a lot of work.

I'm sure you'll get along

just fine.

We can't take care of him right now.

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Fernando León de Aranoa

Fernando León de Aranoa (born 26 May 1968) is a Spanish screenwriter and film director. He achieved acclaim with his film Mondays in the Sun. more…

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