Plot & Details
Six men escape from an Argentinean prison and meet wildly different fates in this episodic drama. One of the escapees never makes it into the outside world; Belisario Zacarias (Oscar Alegre) gets caught in the tunnel they've dug to make their way out of lockup, and his friend Omar Zajur (Vando Villamil) initially refuses to leave him behind, though he soon joins the group, and pays a call to La Varela (Norma Alendro), Zacarias' girlfriend. Tomas Opitti (Alejandro Awada), the ringleader of the group, was a leftist political activist arrested on false charges, and he sets out to get even with Duval (Patricio Contreras), the official who framed him. Domingo Santalo (Ricardo Darin) is a gambler who soon finds himself in a high-stakes card game with master poker player Victor Gans (Facundo Arana), arranged by mob boss Pedro Escofet (Arturo Maly); Santalo also renews a very dangerous romance with Tabita (Ines Estevez), Escofet's wife. Julio Bordiola (Gerardo Romano) is a luckless loser whose lovely wife Rita (Antonella Costa) is sleeping with Ledeyra (Juan Ponce de Leon); he often wonders just why Rita ever married him, and when he learns the answer, it proves to be more than he can stand. And Laureano Irala (Miguel Angel Sola) has nowhere in particular to go, and when the escapees emerge in the coal shed of an old man named Villalba (Manuel Andres), his wife is so frightened that she drops dead. Villalba was sworn vengeance against the jailbirds, but a sympathetic Irala ends up moving in with him, posing as a long lost relative.