The story of Paulo Honório, a poor kid who becomes a rich farmer. Obsessed by his desire to get even richer, he doesn’t pay much attention to his wife, Madalena, a teacher who reacts against his tyrannical ways.
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The strong consciousness of a man, an inner monologue made of light, space and plasticity. A film of the 70's, a keystone decade in the articulation between film and literature, which has always been a reference in cinema and in the cited decade became a strong part of the most radical cinematic experiences. This is one of the most importants, along with Straub/Huillet, Oliveira or Duras. Dark radiance.