The war ended a couple days earlier. Their son has not returned. Ramon and Candida both know from separate encounters that their son is almost certainly dead, but neither tells the other. The camera keeps us at a distance that prevents us reading their expressions. Our only hints about their monumental struggle to cope come from dialogues that play over each scene, not necessarily synchronized with what we are seeing; several are heard while we watch Ramon or Candida working alone and in silence. We overhear audio-only flashbacks, perhaps memories or even just thought conversations. The film ends on another 15 minute shot of the hammock, this time at dusk, as Ramon and Candida implicitly make the decision to go on living, content with only each other’s company. In the heartbreaking final moments of darkness, we hear the rain begin to pour.