Spanish con-man potboiler directed by Javier Bardem's (Before Night Falls)brother, Miguel. Ernesto (Ernesto Alterio) is a top-drawer con man, proud of his work but he's stuck in the small potatoes world of train stations and convenience stores. One day a chance meeting with the elderly El Manco, (Manuel Alexandre) himself a man at the top of the con game, looks like catapulting him into the big leagues. El Manco is privy to the ear of the famed Federico, (Federico Luppi) undisputed monarch of the scam world who passes on a big-earning property scam to the pair. The catch? It involves cooperation with the beautiful Pilar (Victoria Abril), a former con artist who's still on Federico's hit list for scamming him years earlier.