São Paulo, in a working-class district. Alice, a 40-year-old woman and manicurist is married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver. They live with Alice’s mother, who cooks, cleans, does the household laundry, listening all day to her favorite radio program. Alice and Lindomar have 3 children living with them. Alice’s marriage is undergoing a crisis and Lindomar doesn’t try to hide his adventures with teenage girls. None of the three siblings pay much attention to their mother and they treat their grandmother with lack of respect. Alice’s life in the female working world contrasts strongly with the powerful masculine presence in her home. She envies her clients’ and is unable to handle this feeling. Although she’s a good girl, the chance to betray uncovers other betrayals.