Leandro, an unemployed construction worker, and his friend Tocho try to rob a tobacconist in the Madrid neighborhood of Vallecas, but Justa, the owner, stops them. The neighbors outside, shout, threaten and warn the police and the attackers have no choice but to barricade the door of the shop. Meanwhile, inside the tobacconist, the confrontation between the two friends and their "hostage", the owner and his niece, is relaxing and an emerging sympathy arises between them.
Based on the play by José Luis Alonso de Santos (1942)
Warning: This movie may contain nudity scenes and strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.
Nominated to a Goya Awards 1988: Best Editing (Julio Peña)