Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditioanl family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident in Aquarius, an origianl two story building, built in the 1940's, in the upper-class, seaside Boa Viagem Avenue, Recife. All the neighbouring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for the plot. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.