In the Spanish Civil War, the bombing threaten the Prado Museum. Authorities order the evacuation of artworks. Manuel, a guard of the museum, finds a self-portrait of Goya, lost during the transfer of the works. The young man does not hesitate to protect the painting endangering his life and that of his family.
Winner of a Goya Award 1999: Best Supporting Actress (Adriana Ozores)
Winner of 2 Golden Egret, at Miami Hispanic Film Festival 2000: Best Director (Antonio Mercero); and, Best Film Enhancing Hispanic Values
Winner of an Special Mention, at Miami Hispanic Film Festival 2000: Luis Cuenca
Winner of an Special Jury Prize, at Moscow International Film Festival 1999: Antonio Mercero
Winner of an Audience Award, at Toulouse Cinespaña 1999: Antonio Mercero
Nominated to 5 Goya Awards 1999: Best Actress (Leonor Watling); Best Actor (Gabino Diego); Best Costume Design (Javier Artiñano); Best Production Supervision (Mikel Nieto); and, Best Special Effects (Juan Ramón Molina)
Nominated for a Golden St. George, at Moscow International Film Festival 1999: Antonio Mercero