Durante los años treinta tiene lugar una historia de amor ciego, imposible, que nace inesperadamente en el contexto enrarecido de una comarca reprimida por el dominio de una mujer.Basado en un cuento homónimo de Julio Llinas.
Leonor, a widow in a small South American town, gives birth to Charlotte, a dwarf. The mother not only provides a rich childhood for her daughter, she erases any clues that would lead her daughter to think she is different (mother burns books such as Snow White and destroys lawn statues of gnomes). In short, she does not want to talk about it. The mother succeeds in creating a modern-day Rapunzel: Charlotte becomes an accomplished young woman who captures the heart of Ludovico. But then, the circus comes to town.