The film's offbeat but perfectly executed plot is set in a nameless Mexican village-desolate, dusty, and dying-where love between man and wife is but a memory; where for years no child has been born. Dolores realizes that if her goodness is what drove Manolo away, badness will bring him back, so she sets out on an energetic quest for sin. In what becomes her greatest work of charity ever, Dolores, who now calls herself Lolita, brings sexual satisfaction to most of the male population of the town. As if by a miracle, romance blossoms once again, and the streets are filled with movement and laughter. But charity is not sin, and Dolores's quest is not yet over.