Juan Jose Cameo is Benjamin Otalora, a young man who leaves Buenos Aires after murdering a rival. He goes to Montevideo where his cool boldness draws the attention of gang leader Azevedo Bandeira [Francisco Rabal]. When the old bandit becomes ill, Otolora makes a determined play to take his place. The younger man's bold ambition is viewed cautiously by all of the henchmen of the old man and by his lover. Who will, in the end win?
On Saint Valentine's Day in 1900, the female students at a private Australian school are given permission by their stern headmistress to travel to an ancient volcanic outcropping for an afternoon picnic.
100 miles north, a bit east and up, is Flåklypa... home of bicycle repairman Reodor Felgen and his two assistants - Solan Gundersen, morning bird and natural born optimist, and Ludvig who is a true pessimist.