Marcela is a young woman in financial straits. She is delighted when she finds a new job: she is to spend the summer looking after an old, bedridden man named Amador and keep him company every day as long as his relatives are on holiday. Marcela and Amador are soon sharing all sorts of secrets.
Marcela is pregnant – has been so for several months. She hasn’t told a soul yet, not even her boyfriend, whom she doesn’t really trust. Amador knows that he does not have much longer to live; he can even feel his life slipping away from him. Perhaps this is why he is the only one who has been able to sense the new life growing inside Marcela.
The relationship that evolves between Marcela and Amador from now on may well stem from this proximity between life and death. Side by side, the two spend a lot of time together day after day in Amador’s tiny bedroom where Marcela sits beside his bed. But then, one day, Amador dies. His death makes Marcela unemployed and puts the young woman in a quandary. But she finds a way out of her moral dilemma. Together with Amador, Marcela will prove that death doesn’t necessarily put an end to life …
by Fernando León De Aranoa
with Magaly Solier, Celso Bugallo, Pietro Sibille, Sonia Almarcha, Fanny de Castro
Spain 2010 112’

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