A mother goes to visit her daughter, just when she was going to leave. The daughter is in a hurry: she has argued with her husband and if she doesn’t get to her new exhibition, the relationship is in danger. But the mother brings him a gift. And bad news. If you give her two minutes, she will tell you.
Beethoven, absorbed in his world, composes in the forest under the snowstorm. Johanna, his sister-in-law, the widow of his brother Caspar, approaches him by surprise and chases him through the trees, trying to reach an agreement with him on the guardianship of little Karl. She has won the custody suit, but fears he will appeal and use her influence to regain guardianship. Between them there is more than a tough fight for the child. It is about two untamed, savage beings who fight for freedom. He, a sick and deaf musician who has gone out of style, she, a woman too free for her time, both unable to understand each other and reach an agreement.
In 1970, a radioactive leak in the spanish Nuclear Energy Board contaminated the Manzanares river and the surroundings of the city of Madrid. 50 years later, workers and neighbors in the vicinity of the center are fighting against something more terrible and harmful than the radiation: the total indifference of the spanish society.