Zulmira (Fernanda Montenegro) is a woman who visits the doctor when she decides she is dying. The doctor pronounces that she is in good health, but Zulmira sets aside a sizeable sum of money for her elaborate funeral. She catches cold and asks her husband (Ivan Candido) on her deathbed to take the money for the services. The roguish husband passes himself off as a cousin and gives her the cheapest available funeral. He goes to a soccer game where he gambles away the rest of the money and falls apart emotionally in this grim and satirical comedy drama.
~ Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide