Act I

After the tragic death of her husband, Lola, a young widow with two children, decides to escape Spain’s economic depression and Franco’s dictatorship in the 1960s. Lola emigrates to Germany, leaving her children with their grandparents, hoping to be able to support them from abroad.

Lola finds a place to stay with friends and starts working as a cleaner. But soon she feels lonely, missing home and her children. She doesn’t understand the German language and culture, which causes a lot of misunderstandings. She feels rejected.

The hard work, the miserable weather and her desperate loneliness lead to a deep life-threatening depression, which she cannot escape on her own. Is suicide the solution to her suffering?

Act II

Thoughts of her late husband and her children give her the strength to carry on. Also she has met Fernando, who works for the same company. He encourages her to embrace life, despite all its tribulations and invites her to a Spanish festival. 

They fall in love and Lola finds hope again. The world around her appears in new colours, and she sees the miracle of life in everyone and everything around her. She understands that it is a matter of changing her perspective.