The Plot

Antonio's front teeth have always given him trouble: too big, impossible to conceal, a constant source of worry and shame. His life changes when Mara, the woman for whom he has left his wife and two children, breaks his teeth with an ashtray during a quarrel sparked by jealousy. Antonio is convinced that Mara is having an affair with a dentist. As Antonio wanders from dentist to dentist to get his teeth replaced, the painkillers and his altered psychological state lead him to embark on a kind of voyage across time, in which truth and fiction become blurred.