Laura, a beautiful and hard-working dancer in Buenos Aires, is finally tired of Mario and breaks up with him. He feels very depressed because he is also recovering from an injury to his leg that he received from a car crash. He decides that work will be the only thing that will take his mind off losing Laura. He begins to look for investors that will back him with the project. Mario has an idea about a musical that revolves all around the sultry world of the tango.
Many conversations and meetings with somewhat shady characters follow in his search for the funds for this huge project. He meets the beautiful Elena during one of the business meetings. She auditions for Mario, and he gives her the lead in the musical. Angelo, her boyfriend, begins to wonder about the relationship between the two. Something does not feel right to him, and so he arranges to have someone trail her. Angelo becomes angry and warns her that he will not allow her to leave. He lets her know that she may get hurt if she attempts to do so. Elena becomes very frightened because she knows and understands what this man is capable of.
The work on the musical has begun, and the stage is set for a beautiful production. Mario notices that some of the dances receive harsh criticism from his investors. His business partners are upset about the way the military is portrayed in his choreography. The dance shows that during those times torture and hardship was used by the military to get what they want. Elena becomes the center of attention during the musical. A couple of young men are trying to get her to be their lover. They follow her everywhere and attempt to get her attention. She resists, and both guys get very angry. A fight breaks out, and they stab the beautiful Elena.