A millionaire, Antonio, gives his wife a statue of a naked woman as a gift on their anniversary. The model who posed for the statue is Raquel (María Félix), Antonio’s mistress. Raquel wants Antonio to divorce his wife, but she dies later under mysterious circumstances. Antonio must marry Raquel in order to keep her unnatural death a secret.
Roberto Gavaldón (born June 7, 1909 in Jiménez, Chihuahua — died September 4, 1986 in Mexico City) was a Mexican film director. Eight of Gavaldón’s films were featured on the list 100 best movies of the cinema of Mexico. His 1958 film Ash Wednesday was entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival and his 1959 film Beyond All Limits was entered into the following years festival. His 1960 film Macario was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not win. —Wikipedia
Although the visuals are spectacular, the film feels rather rough around the edges. The motivation for the main characters is seemingly lacking, and thus their Odyssey to be together feels rather weak. In other words, their actions are too strong for their situation, like if they were exaggerating. Maybe it's a outdated in some form.