Two friends meet in a secluded house, looking for clues that may explain the suicide of the owner, an uncle of one of the two men. While searching through the place, they find many clues that could reveal a forbidden love affair and murder.
In the midst of the end of the 19th century in Rio de Janeiro, a young man, who was temporary living with his father's boss, falls madly in love with his wife's arms. She, in turn, notices the young man's nearly adult features. Dreams and desire are mixed with reality.
A couple watches their son's piano recital. While the classical music touches their hearts, the painful memories of the past of poverty and the father's alcoholism contrast with the present's victory and success.
A business man bored by the monotonous and steady routine of his life decides to commit a murder. But in order to do that he'll have to commit not only the perfect crime, but a crime with a perfect profit. From that day on his life will gain new meaning.
Laura, a married writer falls in love with Julio, an art dealer. Even after she resists all of his attempts to charm her, she keeps writing him love letters revealing all the intimate feelings and pleasures she never had with her husband.
1893 in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian navy rebels against the country's government. Inside one of the navy's ships, a deserter is captured and held prisoner. The commander punishes the french mercenary in an exemplary fashion with an unlikely punishment, the burden of silence.
A modern day troubadour, father of 9 children, keeps three families in different places on the countryside of Bahia. One day he arrives in the city of Cachoeria and comes across the most desired woman in the region, married to a famous gunslinger. Although many warn him, he gives into the lady's pleas and goes to seduce her at her own house.
After walking for a few hours, Bruno spots an unknown farm and realizes that he is lost. What he least expected was that Fausto, his college friend, was the owner of the property and his wife, a rich and viscerally evil woman, kept Fausto and his daughter under her control. Twenty years later he returns to that place and finds Fausto has quite changed.