An actress, a failed politician and a young lady from the capital are hosted in an inner-city small hotel. The actress ends up being raped by a man who has been chasing her. The politician, in love with a hotel maid, has to face his wife. The girl from the capital, pregnant, can make her rights prevail with the son of the hotel owner.
Man remembers 48 crucial hours in his life when, as a teenager, he visited his mother, the favorite woman of an important politician, in a bordello owned by her, right before some important political changes in Brazil, in 1937. In those hours, he discovers his own sexuality.
Two men flee to the countryside to escape their sexual duties and settle for a quiet, rustic life.