The accused himself, meanwhile, becomes the center of fantastic rumors regarding his peculiar eating habits, which makes him a feared creature indeed in the prison where he's held pending investigation. Solana's incisive wit and scathing humor masterfully present a dark comedy of errors of which Cabestan falls victim to as a commentary on guilt and innocence and the power of faulty information in shaping perception of the accused.
Solana's vision creates a real world populated with good characters (particularly interesting is the desperate family man turned mugger who is also Cabestan's alibi) who have deeply human reasons for the sometimes strange things that they do. The twins Eduard and Borja are likable: just two guys trying to make a living in a tough economy, and you end up laughing and worrying about them as they stumble from one situation to the next.
Solana is not just an astute observer of the human nature, she also weaves a good yarn out of these life strands into an often funny, and sometimes darkly so, tale, which is, despite its mystery core, strangely about life itself and its comical turns and often inscrutable mysteries.