His sexual initiation plunges shy
adolescent Joaquín into confusion. The laws governing this
well-to-do bourgeois life don´t offer him the answers to what he is
feeling. The attitude of this father, Luis Felipe an unobliging
male chauvinist patriarch who tries to beat the secrets of virility
into him, confuses Joaquín even more; while the threadbare pieties
of his mother, Maricucha, only deepens his sense of guilt.