Peru, 1982. Little Cayetana is the daughter of a well-off family in the outskirts of Lima, and at age 9 she´s going through a stage of profound anxiety, unease and uncertainty. Practically raised by servants, she believes she´s going through the darkest time in her life: the news that mom is pregnant springs the feeling that her own life must end in order for the new one to take her place. Depicting the course this death drive imposes on the film´s protagonist, debutant director García Moreno sketches a tale of initiation that reflects quite more than a mere individual trance, perhaps even admonishing the chaos and violence that´s about to split the country in half. Progressively taking us down Cayetana´s feverish inner world -which is suddenly taken over by the forefathers of her school´s History class- The bad intentions focuses in one generation and the Latin America they were forced to live in, suggesting rather than pronouncing, and using the most powerful and universal weapons of storytelling.