The year is 1938 and in the midst of the Civil War in Spain, the film industry has split into two opposing sides. As one of the many collaborations between Hitler and Franco, Germany invites a group of young filmmakers, who sympathise with the Nazi regime, to Berlin. They are there to shoot two versions of the Andalucian musical drama 'A Girl Of Your Dreams' one in German, one in Spanish. However, the hospitality extended to them by the German Minister for Propaganda, Joseph Goebbles, has more to do with the young charms of the actress Marcrena Granada (Penelope Cruz). What's more, the only Andalucian-looking extras they can find in Germany are Gypsies in a concentration camp. The seed of doubt starts to germinate in all of them, that maybe life itself is more important than a film.