During the 50’s, being a woman was a difficult burden to carry. It was a time when women were repressed, men got all the opportunities and marriage was an imposition. It was a time when to love was to fear. Alicia Aragón, a leader in the feminist movement, dreams of changing this injustice and longs to go to the university, but she will be forced to marry Pascual Ordoñez, a ruthless leader of the conservative party in their town and chief of the secret police. Things couldn’t be worse for Alicia; she will have to abandon her boyfriend with whom she had lost her virginity, and because she was “impure” on her wedding night, she will have to face her husband’s unending abuse. All this suffering will lead her to embark on an adventure where she will meet her true love: Simon Oviedo, a renowned boxer who accidentally kills his best friend in the ring and quits boxing out of remorse. For an entire year Alicia has to face the consequences for not being a virgin when she married, by suffering constant humiliation and being physically and mentally abused by her husband. . But one night, taking advantage that Pascual Ordoñez is out of town, Alicia stages her suicide and travels to Bogotá dressed as a man. Once in the city, Alicia adopts a new identity: Alberto Aragón. She enrolls in the Universidad Externado de Colombia as a law student and begins to achieve as a man everything that she wanted as a woman. The night that she is settling in to her room at the boarding house, she rescues a drunk fellow who had rolled down the stairs. To her surprise it is Simón, who was so drunk that he fell and split his head open. From that moment on the two “men” develop a friendship that would grow stronger every day. One day, Simón comes back to the boarding house earlier than expected and runs in to Alicia in Alberto’s room, forcing the latter to come up with the story that she is Magdalena, Alberto’s cousin. . Simón, captivated by Magdalena’s beauty, presses Alberto to set him up on a date which will unravel a forbidden love and Alicia will end up in a paradoxical situation as she becomes the sentimental advisor of the very man with whom she will slowly fall in love. However, when Alicia, “Alberto”, “Magdalena” and Simon finally think they have the situation under control, Pascual Ordoñez finds out that his wife never died. Now, with the certainty that his wife is alive, his blood boils like never before. How long will Alicia have to endure the price of following her dreams if she must love the man of her life in secret and hide for the rest of her life from her cruel husband?
Paloma García Cuesta
International Sales Director Europe and Africa
Phone: +34 696 02 56 45