joaquín: these two years dating
are the best that has everhappened to me.
you're the most beautifuland wonderful woman
in the world.amalia: i love you, darling.
joaquín: i'm sure you're the onewith whom i want to share
my life.will you marry me?
amalia: yes, my life.of course, i want to be
your wife.i love very, very much.
nothing would make me happierthan sharing my life with you.
joaquín: you're the womanof my life.
amalita: your engagementis such a great news.
wow, this ring, how fine,what a good taste.
i can tell it costs a fortune.joaquín: it's the least
she deserves.i know she's the right one,
and she'll make me very happy.well, i'm off to tell the news
to my parents.good night, darling.
amalia: yes, honey.joaquín: bye.
amalia: see you tomorrow.both: [cheer]
amalita: this will be a reallygood marriage.
joaquín comes froma well-off family.
he'll inherit the companyof the torres and valbuena.
amalia: that doesn't matter,but that we love each other
deeply and we're madefor one another.
amalita: that you love him isa plus, but a good position
it's always very important.amalia: mom, but--
amalita: besides, don't forgetthe education i've given you.
your beauty is paying offthe fruits i've always wanted.
we have to get outof the poverty
in which your dad you left uswhen he died, with all
i've invested in your education.georgina: good you're here, son.
i was asking your dadabout the investment
you're about to makeon the textiles factory.
joaquín: we'll closethat deal soon, don't worry.
i have an amazing news now.>> what about, son?
joaquín: i'm goingto marry amalia.
i asked her to be my wifeand she accepted.
aren't you pleased?>> it's high time
you thought about marriagebecause i want a grandson
to inherit our fortuneand perpetuate our surname.
joaquín: that's how it'll be.georgina: well, if you made up
your mind, i'll respect it.the good thing is
you chose a womanwith a prestigious surname.
her family used to be rich,though they aren't so anymore.
joaquín: well.so, with amalia i'll set
a gathering for the familiesto celebrate the engagement.
amalia: look, this dressis precious.
amalita: come on,it's too simple.
choose a dress to the levelof joaquín's family,
making you look stunning.it'll be the wedding
of the year, don't forget it.everyone has to talk
about of dress.amalia: but i like it simple.
less is more.amalita: that's nonsense.
if there's money,it has to be showed.
i'll choose it for you.[knocking on door]
come on in, feel at home.joaquín: sorry,
i didn't say i was coming,but i preferred telling you
personally about this prenuptialmarriage agreement.
amalia: what's this about?amalita: it's something common
among well-off families.you'd be protected,
in case something doesn't workbetween you.
amalia: do i have to sign it?joaquín: yes,
it's for my parents.amalia: but...
what's this clause?i have to run fertility
prenuptial tests to make surei can give you a heir?
i don't agree with it.joaquín: darling, understand.
having a male son is my duty.so, he'll carry on
with my family heritancein the companies.
you know how my parents are.amalita: yes, dear.
the torres and valbuenawould protect their surname.
and we'll do what they say.sign now.
days after.doctor: i finished checking
the fertility tests,and i'm sorry to tell you
that you have an infant womb.you won't be able
to get pregnant.you won't be a mother.
amalia: i'll never hold a sonin my arms...
never.what's going to happen
with joaquín?he won't marry me
if i don't give him a son.no...
i can't lose him.miss?
lourdes: yes, i hear you.amalia: i already talked
with the doctor.unfortunately,
he gave me a bad news.my test's results says that
i won't be a mother.lourdes: i'm so sorry about it.
it's a pity, being so young.amalia: if you truly
get my pain, please, help me.change the results.
nobody can knowi can't have children.
lourdes: i can't do that.amalia: of course you can.
you manage the filesof the doctor's patients.
you have hospital's letterheads.you can help me.
amalita: sweetheart!you look beautiful.
joaquín will die of lovewhen he'll see you
entering the church.amalia: this is
the happiest day of my life.my dream came true.
amalita: the dreamof the two of us.
that's how i had imagined youat the most important day
of your life.amalia: i'll be with the man
of my life.amalita: that doesn't matter.
as from today, we'll stopbeing poor.
and when you'll have the heirthe torres and valbuena
wish so much, you'll becomethat family's queen.
amalia: come on, let's go.i don't mean to make joaquín
wait, despite the bridecan be late.
amalita: no, make him wait.i go for my purse.
oh, dear.why do you take
all these clothes?joaquín will buy you
all you wantand even better quality.
amalia: yes, but there's no needto waste clothes if they are
in perfect conditions.amalita: and this?
what?you can't get pregnant?
amalia: i'm sorry,i wasn't brave to tell you,
but i'll never be a mother.amalita: so, what tests
did you show joaquín?amalia: they're fake.
these are the true ones.i didn't want lose him.
what could i do?amalita: tell me,
so we could look for a solution.amalia: i hope the day
he finds out,he'll forgive me
for having hidden from himsomething so serious.
but i'm already married,that soothes me.
amalita: don't be stupid.he can't find it out.
he'll divorce you.we'll be left with nothing,
if you don't give him a heir.that's stipulated
in the prenuptial agreement.so, not a word about this.
is it clear?amalia: yes, yes...
ms. georgina is startingto pressure
because i don't get pregnantand months go by.
amalita: her reactionis logical.
that was the conditionfor you to marry.
amalia: mom...i don't want to lose him,
but i'll have to say the truth.amalita: of course not.
i won't lose my moneyjust because you can't
get pregnant.don't cry, honey.
feeling sad is useless.we have to grab the bull
by its horns.amalia: sooner or later
joaquín and his familywill realize i can't be a mom.
i have no choice.amalita: not you, but i do.
we'll buy a childand pretend he's yours.
amalia: no.i can't get so low.
amalita: then, get ready to losejoaquín and all his fortune.
months after.>> sir, it's time.
>> yes, go ahead.joaquín: well, i'm off
to the meetingwith the colombian investors.
>> yes, but i wanted to knowsomething first.
what's going on with your wife?she still doesn't get pregnant.
it's been a yearsince you get married.
joaquín: the child will comeas he will.
georgina: wouldn't it bethat she can't have children?
joaquín: you sawthe fertility results.
she can get pregnant any time.georgina: if you're not
taking care,she should be pregnant already.
amalia: what's wrong?is everything fine?
georgina: no, nothing is good.it's high time
you gave us a grandson,and nothing has happened.
so, we'll take youwith the doctor of the family
so he sees you.amalia: no.
joaquín: why not?amalia: we won't need it.
i was just coming to tell youthat everything signals
that i'm pregnant.joaquín: seriously, darling?
why haven't you told usanything?
amalia: i still needthe doctor's confirmation.
but i already have daysof delay.
don't take it bad,but i want
to see my gynecologist.he's my reliable doctor.
how am i going to do now?amalita: it's simple.
though you don't want to,you'll have to buy a child
to make him their heir.that's the best decision
to ensure our future.amalia: i don't know...
i don't know if i can do it.a lie always takes you
to another one.amalita: yes,
the lie about your pregnancyis leading you to buy a child.
so, you have no choice.otherwise, not only you
will be ruined, but me too.amalia: you're right.
let's buy a child.do you think it'll be easy?
>> vitamin c...i'm sorry.
i was distracted.i'm really worried
about my niece, actually.amalita: what happened to her?
>> she turned out pregnantand aborted her kiddo,
before her dad found it out.he's too conservative.
that's why i hadto bring her home,
with a holiday excuse.amalita: but she took a risk
at the clinic, didn't she?>> no, that's their job
and lots of young girlsgo there to abort.
amalita: where's that clinic?>> nearby, a few blocks
from san fernando...what's wrong with you?
are you okay?can i help you?
noemí: nobody can help me.i don't what am i going to do.
amalita: maybe i can.noemí: i'm pregnant.
i have to abort.i'm still on time.
my parents chucked me outof the house.
i have to get rid of the babyfor them to accept me again.
i don't have where to stay.the problem is, i have
no money to abort.amalita: i propose you
a solution to your problems.take care of your pregnancy,
and give me the child.you can stay in my house
until you give birth.what do you think?
noemí: all right.the only condition
is that you give mea good amount of money.
amalita: all right,but you won't see
the money until i'll havethe child in my arms.
bruno: ms. amalita, come on in.what a miracle seeing you here.
feel at home.come on in.
you didn't comesince your husband died.
amalita: once again, i needto borrow money from you.
but this time i need a lot.look, this amount.
bruno: [whistles]you're really needy.
this is too much.i need a guarantee
that you'll pay me back.amalita: i've never
let you down.my daughter married the heir
of the torres and valbuena.what other guarantee
do you need?bruno: that's true.
you've always paid your debts.i'll lend you the money
with that guarantee.but you'll have to sign
some promissory notes.needless to say,
if you don't pay,you lose all you have.
amalita: okay,i'm more than sure
than i'll pay you backin nine months.
bruno: if that's so,i'll take the money
and promissory notesto your house later on.
i don't have that amountat home.
amalita: i'll wait for you.excuse me.
bruno: go ahead,thanks for coming.
amalita: see you there.amalia: mom, what's that
important thing to tell me?i asked joaquín to bring me
as soon as possible.he's parking the car.
amalita: then, i won't losemore time.
i'll let you knowbefore he comes in.
you'll thank that i finallysaved your marriage.
amalia: i don't get you.amalita: i already solved
your pregnancy problem.noemí, come, please.
this is noemí,your child's mother.
amalia: this is insane.i won't let you take her--
joaquín: i'm sorry,i didn't find a place.
parking on this street is hard.good afternoon, ms.
hi, do we know each other?amalita: she's noemí.
she's the daughterof the distant cousin
who lives nearby zacatecas.she's just arrived to stay
with me for a season.joaquín: welcome.
you'll be a companyfor my mother-in-law.
amalita: joaquín, feel at home.i'm going to prepare the food.
can you help me, dear?amalia: yes, mom.
amalita: you go to takeyour things to the room.
i call you when food is ready.come, let's go.
amalia: i barely can believeyou bring a stranger home.
you're risking to revealthat i can't get pregnant.
amalita: i already thoughtof everything.
don't fret.having her home,
i can watch her and make surethat the child will be yours.
don't complain.you'll show all her tests
as if they were yoursto the torres and valbuena.
amalia: i don't knowhow i'll keep this lie.
amalita: with cold blood.thinking that it's all
for your well-being.just make sure joaquín
won't come home.but don't forget you have
to bring me money...so your future son
doesn't lack anything.>> the exportation
of that lot of garmentswas a success.
now your son will bea real well-off.
[cell phone rings]joaquín: hello.
how are you, mother-in-law?amalita: amalia's been bleeding.
joaquín: where are you?i'm on my way right now.
amalita: no, don't worry.see you at home.
we're about to leavethe doctor.
i'm sorry, i couldn't tell youbefore, but i was so scared
i couldn't think of anythingbut bringing her to the doctor.
joaquín: thanks for looking outfor my wife.
i'm on my way to your house.amalita: thank you.
amalia: do you think the planwill work?
amalita: it has to.you just need to fake well
and start using that.noemí: poor joaquín.
if he knew what you're doing,not only would he abandon you,
but he'd also sue you.amalia: she's right.
deceiving joaquínand his parents like this
is very wrong.amalita: no, wrong would be
letting go the stabilitythe give us escape.
do you want your momdying in misery?
no, dear.you can't do this to me.
we have to go on.try this other one.
you'll use it in some months.thanks god, she's stable.
but she'll have to have daysof lots of quietness.
georgina: but i don't get whythey have to sleep
in separate rooms.i'm sure joaquín'd be
careful with her.amalita: yes, but the doctor
gave those instructionsand we have to follow them
to have this baby safe.georgina: then, we should hire
a nurse to look after her.amalita: there's no need.
her mother is here for that.i'll come daily
to look after her.having a stranger rather than
a relative looking after you,it's not the same.
joaquín: i agree with amalita.i prefer her doing it.
amalita: as i'm here,why don't you invite me
a coffee served in thatfine silverware you have?
come on, after the fright,it'll feel pretty good.
joaquín: i was so worried.i thought something happened
to you or the baby.amalia: there's no need
to worry.everything's going to be fine.
just never forget thati love you.
and i'd do anythingnot to lose you.
joaquín: don't be childish.don't say those things.
you'll never lose mebecause i love you.
[music]amalita: my grandson's room
looks lovely.georgina's tasteful,
undoubtedly.i'd have liked helping
with the decoration.amalia: i get nervous
when you say my grandsonor when i see joaquín
and his parent's longingfor a baby that doesn't exist.
amalita: shut up.do you want them to hear you?
amalia: i'm fed up with faking.i feel my nerves
will betray me anytime.i even had to get away
from joaquínto fake this pregnancy.
amalita: you have to go ontill the end. it'll be soon.
you can't step back now.noemí, your folic acid,
so that baby growsstrong and healthy.
this is always suggestedfor pregnant women.
noemí: oh, yeah?why don't you give it
to your daughter?isn't she pregnant?
amalita: you're not funny.drink this and the vitamins.
oh, the ultra sound pix!this boy will be lovely.
i'm sure georgina will bepleased to see them.
noemí: whatever.i just want to go out.
i'm fed up with beinglocked up.
you only get me out of here,hidden, to see the doctor.
amalita: and don't you darepeeping out.
i don't want the neighborsgossiping around.
noemí: you can't keep me hereby force.
amalita: that's right, i can't.but we have a deal.
so, keep quietif you don't want me
to harm you.i can give you in
with the police and tell themyou tried to sell me your son.
noemí: it's you the onewho wants to buy him.
amalita: who do you thinkthey'll believe?
i'm a respectable woman.instead, you're nothing.
so you'd better behave.otherwise, you'll lose
the money i offered you,and even your freedom.
noemí: damn old woman.i can't put up with her
anymore.amalita: i thought you'd like
to have the ultrasound photoof your only grandson.
that's why i framed it for you.georgina: thank you.
i couldn't be presentat any of amalia's tests.
it's a pity.amalita: we don't want
to bother you.we know you're a busy woman.
next time, we'll be honoredif you come along.
georgina: i hope so.i want to hear
his heart's beating.amalia: i'm sorry, ma'am.
i go to the toilet.amalita: excuse her.
she's way too sensitive.you know, a pregnant woman
in on the edge.georgina: you're right.
as a woman, i know perfectlywhat's to be pregnant.
amalita: mr. bruno.good to see you here,
at your home. come on in.bruno: thanks.
amalita: sit down.bruno: i bring the rest of money
you asked me on a loan.i brought it home
so you wouldn't carrythis amount on the street.
amalita: thank you.bruno: you just have to sign
the last promissory note.amalita: there's no need.
soon you'll haveall that money back.
bruno: i hope it's soon.the first promissory note
you signed is about to expire.well, i don't take
more of your time.see you soon.
amalita: see you.bruno: excuse me.
amalita: thank you.go ahead.
noemí.come to have breakfast.
hurry, i have to go outwith my daughter.
amalita: [shouts]damn it.
it can't be possible.it was here.
no, no, no!noemí stole me.
she stole all the money.my money, my money...
[music]amalita: damned noemí
screwed me up. she stole me.she took all the money.
you have to help me pay it.amalia: how am i supposed
to get all that money?amalita: ask it to joaquín.
amalia: with what explanation?amalita: you'll think of that.
i have to think how i'll doto find another child
for you to showas torres and valbuena's heir.
amalia: dear god,what am i going to do?
this became a huge snow ballthat i can't stop now.
joaquín: you're here.i was looking for you
in the other room.i bring roses
to the most beautiful womanin this world.
amalia: thank you.joaquín: what's wrong, darling?
why do you cry?amalia: my mom is real trouble.
she owes a strong amountof money.
she can lose the housewhere she lives,
if she doesn't pay.joaquín: don't worry.
i can deal with that debt.amalia: no,
it wouldn't be fair.joaquín: i don't care about it,
just to see you happy.amalia: you're so good,
that i actuallydon't deserve you.
joaquín: no, that's me.i'm the happiest man
in the world since we married.and with your son, our happiness
will be even greater.amalia: i can't afford paying
the half of it even pawningmy most expensive jewelry.
[knocking on door]come on in.
both: good morning.bruno: as we said,
here i am for the moneyof my first promissory note.
amalia: yes, sure.please, sit down.
no, no, no, no.here it's better.
i'm really sorry,but i don't have the money.
bruno: ma'am, you and ihave a deal.
i still have morepromissory notes you signed.
if you don't pay this one,you'll have more interests.
amalia: yes, i know.but things didn't turn out
as i had planned them.bruno: you said your guarantee
were the torres and valbuena.in any case,
they'd give you the money.amalia: yes, but they still
haven't done it.bruno: then you'd better hurry.
the interests keep increasing.i'll sue you if you don't pay
within a week,and i'll keep your house.
you'll go to the street.georgina: my maid said
you're looking for me.say what you want
and get away.noemí: i actually wanted
to talk with your son.but i was told he's not here.
and as i have to go,i just came to open your eyes
because you're being fooled.georgina: what are you
talking about?noemí: amalia is not pregnant.
her mom wanted to buy my sonto pretend that
he's your grandson.joaquín: look at what i bought
for our son.i couldn't help it.
amalia: it's all very pretty.joaquín: you look so beautiful
pregnant.i'm sure you'll be
the best mom.georgina: you look so good
together, it's hard to believethere exist happy couples.
joaquín: well, we are, mom.and we'll be even more
with our baby.georgina: i see she hasn't
stopped knitting for her son.she does it so devotedly
and so well,i think you're very lucky.
some people believe thatyou have everything
when you have money,and they let themselves
be carried by ambition.but for you, the greatest
is that baby, my grandson.joaquín: yes, people who believe
that money can save themfrom anything must be
very unhappy.but amalia and i are united
by true love.georgina: poor you, son.
you have so much to learn.amalia: i think i'll lie down
for a while.i feel tired--
georgina: no, no, don't go.how lovely your knitting.
joaquín: i don't getwhy you say all this.
georgina: because of this!joaquín: have you gone crazy?
georgina: move aside.i just want to prove
she's not pregnant.she's been fooling us all,
specially you.i already saw the doctor
and he said she'll neverhave children!
[music]amalia: let me explain you,
my love--georgina: shut up!
what other lie will you say?you're the worst of women.
amalia: please, joaquín.joaquín: get out, get out!
i don't even want to see you.get out!
georgina: you heard it.get out of my house,
or i'll ask the maidto chuck you out.
get out!amalia: [sobs]
i told you they'd find it out.faking a pregnancy
was impossible.amalita: you ruined it all.
amalia: enough, mom!stop lying and deceiving.
let's face responsibilityfor our deeds.
we're both guilty.you, because of your ambition
and i because i let myselfbe manipulated by you.
i lost joaquínbecause i'm so weak.
i lost him.amalita: that doesn't matter.
love comes and goes.now the problem is
where we're going to live.mr. bruno will take the house
from us.amalia: quite the opposite.
material thingsare the least important.
what matters is love,our feelings.
and i played with joaquín's.our lady, my mother,
from the deep of my hearti beg your forgiveness.
i'm very sorryto have lied to joaquín.
if i did it,it was for love.
forgive me and give methe chance to amend
my mistakesto be happy with joaquín,
whom i love with all my heart.so, we could be a good marriage
together.joaquín: and this rose?
how beautiful.why isn't it in water?
georgina: son, drinking again!since that woman left,
you've been just drinking.come on, overcome
what amalia did to us.go to work, get distracted.
you haven't wantedto get in this room again.
joaquín: but today i daredand i came in.
actually, it wasn't justamalia's fault.
georgina: will you justify her?she deceived us
faking her pregnancy.joaquín: yes, but we
pressured her with thatstupid prenuptial agreement
so that she'd give us a heir.georgina: i won't let you
justify that woman.joaquín: no, i'm not.
i'm understanding her.i felt pressured by you too.
parents don't knowhow much they harm their sons
by pressuring them, mom.both: hi.
amalia: joaquín?how did you find me?
nobody knew we livein this neighborhood.
joaquín: that's the leastimportant.
amalia: did you come to ask meto divorce you?
joaquín: no, before takinga decision, we need to talk.
amalia: i know there's nojustification for what i did,
but...i didn't want to lose you.
joaquín: i'd have triedto get you,
if you had told me the truth.amalia: even so, i had to give
you a son to be your wife.it was stipulated
in the prenuptial agreement.forgive me.
i felt corralled...i didn't want
to break away from youbecause i love you too much.
but i know that a liealways leads to another.
despite it may hurt,i'll set you free again,
so you find the womanwho can give you a child
and with whom to makea good marriage.
joaquín: no.i was a fool letting myself
be pressured by my parents.but, i don't want to lose you
either...because i love you deeply too.
amalia: despite i can't give youchildren?
joaquín: never mind about it.there'll always be another way
to be parents.we can adopt or find the way
to have a child,but only when it's up to us,
to nobody else's.amalia: and your family?
joaquín: they'll haveto accept it.
and if they don't, i don't carelosing their fortune
because you'remy greatest wealth...
and we'll make a good marriagetogether.
amalia: my love...marriage is all about the vows
of two loving one another,it's not a business.
it's the will and desireto stay for good
with the one you love.it's a contract, yes,
but a contract of love,respect, fidelity
and above all,honesty with your partner.
we shouldn't liebecause apart from harming lots,
lies become snow ballsthat you can't stop later on.
talk with the truth betterand let love
overcome all the obstacles.leave lies out.
they can destroy allthe beautiful things
you may have with your partner.only love is the foundation
of a good marriage.[music]