Late 19th century. Martinó n is a man rude and of few words who lives in the high mountain, being the last person of a ghost town where he passes the days caring his house and hunting animals like deer and wolves. Alone and without a contact with other people along the year except when he downs to the nearest town to trade with the skins of the animals hunted, in one of these visits his friend Severino advise him to have wife and create a family. Following the idea, Martinó n makes a deal with Ubaldo, buying one of his daughters, Pascuala, to live with him in the mountains as his partner. While Pascuala tries to adapt herself to an environment hard and cold, Martinó n patrols all days by the forest, wanting new preys to hunt. But Pascuala's health worse and finally dies, and Martinó n realizes that the child she expected was of another man. Furious by the deceive, Martinó n returns to the town claiming Ubaldo to recover the money and the skins sold. Unable to give him that he asks, ...