In his second feature film, following «Dos tipos duros» (Two Tough Guys), Juan Martínez Moreno once again explores the relationship between two men who are completely different from each other, both in terms of age and ideology. A psychological thriller in which echoes of Hitchcock (for suspense) and Chabrol (for the bourgeois double morality of the protagonists) can be appreciated. It starts with a murder and unfolds in university environments. There is a great intergenerational acting duel in this movie between Tristán Ulloa («Lucia y el sexo») and the veteran Emilio Gutiérrez Caba.
Vicente and Fernando are close friends and colleagues, professors at the Law School and members of the affluent upper middle class. Fernando, a full professor, is older than Vicente and serves as a father figure and professional and moral role model for him. He is also Vicente’s staunchest support at the university.
One day, by chance, Vicente sees Fernando murder his wife. He cannot bring himself to report his friend to the police but even when Fernando explains why he did it, Vicente is unable to understand or forgive him. Although Vicente is an eyewitness and accomplice to the crime, for not reporting it, he just tells Fernando to vanish from his life and that of his family forever. The characters’ double standards and the fact that becoming an accomplice works to Vicente’s advantage will lead to a series of events that will cause new deaths.