After an auto accident, ten-year-old Aneta (Jimena Baron) and her teen sister Meme (Ingrid Rubio) are orphaned and sent off to their two aunts in Uruguay, eventually running away to Buenos Aires, where Meme gets a job in a bar and connects with her mother's friend Dolores (Norma Aleandro). At the bar she encounters Andy (Ricardo Darin), and they become a twosome. Meme already has a bad leg from the accident, but she also suffers an abortion and the removal of a lung. Later leaving Andy, she marries Dolores' brother Fernando (Norberto Diaz). In a jump to eight years later, the teenaged Aneta is portrayed by Florencia Bertotti.