A strange little obscure and surrealistic thriller, with half-demented characters and some very crude dialogue, directed by an Argentinean born director living in France. Daniel would like to continue school, but his mother cannot afford it, so she sends him to work as an apprentice in a moped repair shop.

The possible culprits are many and the police investigates to discover what she's done during the five weeks she spent in France before to be murdered. In a country house at the turn of a century live a family of eccentrics.

Slow-paced, often resembling a theater play, Tovoli's work evokes parallels with Valerio Zurlini's adaptation of Buzzati's Il Deserto dei Tartari for which Tovoli was the cinematographer. The three friends lose touch for many years. Aiding the boss is a gang of Mexican outlaws led by an uncouth yet rambunctious Fernando Sancho.