In the 1934 Asturias, España, Andres Olaya dies while working at a mine. Jose, devastated by his death, puts a bomb there. When the authorities go to the Olaya's home, Hortencia (their mother) tells them that Jose is the one who died, and makes him emigrate to Argentina using his brother's name. In the 2001 Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ernesto Olaya,is suffering the consequences of the "corralito". He owes too much money to his workers and nobody pays him for the places he have designed. He doesn't have enough money to support his family. His father Andres finds out about it, and as he was planning to travel to Spain, he tells Ernesto that he is the one who should go there.