A taxi driver and his family, on vacation at the beach, find an illegal immigrant who does not speak Spanish. At first they decide to flee, overwhelmed by fear, but in their leaving, they lose their car's keys so they will be forced to spend the night with the young foreigner...
Based on the play "La mirada del hombre oscuro", by Ignacio del Moral.
Winner of a Golden Egret, at Miami Hispanic Film Festival 1996: Best Director; and, Best Actress (María Barranco)
Winner of a Premio ACE 1997: Cinema - Best Actor (Andrés Pajares)
Winner of a Golden Seashell at San Sebastián International Film Festival 1996
Winner of the Prize of the Jury at San Sebastián International Film Festival 1996: Best Cinematography
Winner at Toulouse Cinespaña 1997: Best Film Score
Nominated to 3 Goya Awards 1997: Best Film; Best New Actor (Emilio Buale); and, Best Director
Nominated to 2 Awards of Spanish Actors Union 1997: Film: Performance in a Minor Role (Miguel del Arco); and, Newcomer Award (Emilio Buale)