Miguel is a married fisherman whose wife is about to give birth to their first child. Unknown to their small fishing community, he is having an affair with Santiago, a painter who temporarily resides on the beach "to paint", but in fact is totally in love with Miguel.
One day, Santiago drowns but his soul is haunting Miguel who thinks about Santiago all the time and can't forget him. When a local youth discovers the nude paintings that Santiago made of Miguel, the gossip circuit does its job and Miguel's wife finds out about her husband's affair.
Will Miguel be a real man and be honest to his wife and new-born son, and will he execute Santiago's final wish? A beautiful movie.