Una terminal de ómnibus en un pequeño pueblo de Cuba, con numerosos pasajeros que aguardan la llegada de un carro que los pueda llevar a su destino. Transcurre el tiempo y se va tejiendo una extraña y tierna historia en la que casi todos se reconcilian con lo mejor de sí mismos.Basado en el cuento homónimo del escritor cubano Arturo Arango.
A desperate group of people wait at a rundown Cuban bus station for the next bus to arrive. The problem is, it never shows up. While a number of buses pass by the station, and others that are either full or at the end of the line stop by, it soon becomes obvious that the bus everyone was waiting for has left them high and dry. While one of the would-be passengers, Emilio, uses his downtime to win the affections of the beautiful Jacqueline, most of the rest decide that if they are stuck without anywhere to go, they might as well make the station a better place to wait, and they begin forming a plan to turn the decrepit bus terminal into a showplace that people would look forward to visiting.