Karen Cries on the Bus

Synopsis: Karen discovers, after 10 years of marriage, she has left behind her dreams devoting herself to home chores and realizes it has been a mistake that cost her her youth. She decides then to separate and go in search of a life of its own. With her savings she rents a room in the center of Bogota and tries to get a job, but her age and inexperience makes it difficult. Karen will have to decide between returning to the stability of a relationship or facing life for herself.
Genre: Drama
98 min

For my daughter Itzayana

(the one with the expressive eyes),

the seed of my love

for my wife and cinema.

Who is it?

Good evening, I need a room.

Not at this hour. If you want

a room, come tomorrow.

I'm begging you. How much?

It's 180,000 pesos. But I can't

show you the room at this time.

Look, I can pay

three months' in advance.

It's 180,000.

For three...

it'll be 540,000 pesos.

Utilities are included,

but the kitchen and bathroom are shared.

And I lock the door at 10:30 p.m.

Okay, but please let me in quick.

- Don't you have more stuff?

- No.

Come in.

- Good morning.

- Good morning.

Can I use the bathroom?

See if it's free.



There's a cockroach in the bathroom.

Kill it.

Good morning.


Good morning.

- Hi. Can I help you?

- Are you taking resumes?

No, we don't need staff at the moment.

- It's not because of my age, right?

- No. Of course not.

But if you'd like

to leave me your resume,

maybe if something comes up...

Oh yes, thanks. I really appreciate it.

- Here you go.

- Thank you very much.

- Goodbye.

- Goodbye.


Oh my God. What happened?

Let me get this.

Let me see. What happened?

You're drunk.

Come on.

Come on, hold onto me.

Get hold of me.

Fine, stay there.

- No no no.

- What?

Leave it on. Leave it on.

Morning. There's no hot water.

Mm, how about that?

And so...?

So take a cold shower.

- Hi Mom.

- I'm coming down.

What happened?

He hit you? Cheated on you?

No, Mom.

You know,

when your dad and I were young,

we had a really big argument.

It was a rainy night,

but I decided to pack my stuff

and leave him.

But when I went to get

on the bus back to Tunja,

he stopped me

and convinced me not to leave him.

The next day we found out

that the bus I was

going to take had crashed

and many people were killed and injured.

That day we realized

we had to stay together for life...

until death do us part.

But sleeping in different rooms, no?

But under the same roof.

Look, Mom, all I ask

is that you let me stay here

until I find a job.

My love, this is your home,

but you belong with Mario.

Please call him.

I'm going to take a shower.

- Hi Mom.

- Mario is downstairs waiting for you.

What are you talking about? Why?

Talk to him, okay?

Okay. Tell him I'm coming.

Well, I'll leave you alone,

so you can talk.

- How are you?

- Fine. And you?



Thanks. They're beautiful.

Karen, I have to tell you...

I'm a fool.

Sometimes I say things

that I don't mean.

I've come to apologize.

I know we are in a crisis.

I know that if we both try harder,

we can make things better than before.

Look, let's go out to dinner...

so we can relax and talk.

What do you think?

Hey, I've been waiting for awhile now.

It's not a problem. I can wait for you.

I'm waiting for you. Bye.

- Mario, how are you?

- Sandra, what are you doing here?

- I'm meeting a friend, but he's late.

- This is my wife.

- Hi. I'm Sandra.

- Nice to meet you. I'm Karen.

Well, why don't you join us

while you wait for your friend?

- All right.

- Okay, come on.

House red wine.

- Three glasses?

- Yes, please.

A glass of white for me, please.


Excuse me. Hello. What's up?


No no no, not a problem. Okay. Bye.


It seems that my friend has

a problem and can't make it.

Well, looks like you'll have to join us.

No, I don't want to impose.

It's not a problem, is it, darling?

Well, let's order.

Well, I know you gave the quote.

Full or basic coverage?

Full coverage, of course. You know.

I included injury,

coverage against losses,

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