Set in Spain, in the years after the Civil War, when the country is ruled by the military dictator Francisco Franco, this social drama tells the story of two women, friends since childhood. Rocio and Inma are different in every way, but nevertheless form a close friendship. We follow the lives of two girls—one rich, one poor— from childhood to maturity, as they share happiness, fears, disappointments, broken hearts and betrayals. Rocio is a shy and trusting girl, who becomes easily seduced by a handsome foreigner, while Inma, confident and manipulative, is the one who saves her from disgrace and the inevitable expulsion from the family home. But some years later, when Inma too becomes pregnant, things take a more sinister turn and her subsequent actions have a devastating affect on Rocio and her new husband.