A small-time con man from the streets teams up with an aging grifter and legendary scam artist to pull off the scam of a lifetime in this thriller starring Federico Luppi and following in the tradition of David Mamet
. Ernesto (Ernesto Alterio
) may be slick, but his career in crime simply hasn't progressed past working three-card monte on gullible Madrid marks who think they can't lose. When Ernesto makes the acquaintance of middle-aged confidence man El Manco (Manuel Alexandre) he is shocked to learn that the veteran criminal has close ties to notorious con king Federico (Luppi). As the street-smart trio combine their skills and the greenbacks start rolling in, Federico hatches a lucrative real estate plan that could make them all millionaires. There's just one catch though -- in order to carry out the plan, the crew will need the help of Federico's ex-lover Pilar (Victoria Abril
), and the introduction of this volatile new element sends trust among the former trio to an all-time low.