Javier Argüelles, an opportunistic young man from Cuban middle class, survives all kind of political changes in Havana, from 1932 to 1959, while his brother Darío is persecuted and killed because of his leftist ideas.
Winner of the Grand Coral - First Prize, at Havana Film Festival 1986
Winner of an Award, at Havana Film Festival 1986 : Best Production Design (Derubín Jácome)
Nominated to a Golden Prize, at Moscow International Film Festival 1987
Nominated to a Goya Award 1988 : Best Foreign Spanish Film