Maria del Carmen, a housewife, devotes her life to her family: her husband whom she still loves with great tenderness and her adult children. On her birthday, she receives a jigsaw puzzle. Her highly organized life undergoes a radical shift when she realizes that she has a very special gift: she can assemble a jigsaw puzzle incredibly quickly.
When she returns to the store to buy a new puzzle, she is intrigued by a personal advertisement: a man is looking for a parnter to participate in a puzzle tournament. She follows up on the ad and meets Robert, a rich and attractive single man with whom she spends her afternoons training for the championship. These special moments that she keeps hidden from her family bring her new and unexpected sensations. She at last takes the risk of living for herself alone.