In the beautifully majestic landscape of rural Brazil, Darlene (Regina Case, Moon Over Parador) longs for love, family and passion. Determined, she abruptly uproots herself from her small town to find the one man who can fulfill her desires. Three years later and still single, Darlene returns to her hometown and accepts a modest marriage proposal from her humble neighbor Osias (Lima Duarte). Before long, Darlene finds herself in a grueling work routine while Osias oversees from the comfort of a hammock. Relief comes in the form of a permanent visit from Osias' cousin Zezinho, who can't hide his amorous feelings fro Darlene. Their love for each other results in the birth of a child. Just when Osias and Zezinho are getting used to balancing their unique three-way marriage, along comes Ciro (Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos), a young and handsome drifter who ignites Darlene's untapped passion. But will he join the Menage, or sweep her away from it all?