"Desperate Widow" is a thrilling comedy thriller that combines elements of mystery, humor, and personal growth. It showcases the power of love, resilience, and the ability to find humor even in the most desperate situations. Prepare for a roller-coaster ride of laughter, twists, and heartwarming moments as Alice unravels the truth, protects her daughter, and embraces her newfound identity in a world filled with deceit and unexpected connections. The film will be made in Spain in Spanish for streaming distribution.
The film opens in the cemetery of Aracena in Andalusia with the somber funeral of Jorge De Las Rosas, Alice's late husband. Little does Alice know that Jorge, burdened by debts, has orchestrated
his own disappearance. Jorge's elaborate plan involves staging a fake suicide during a cruise ship voyage, leaving Alice and their daughter Julia behind in a state of despair.
Unbeknownst to Alice, an insurance inspector discovers Jorge's secret in Morocco. The inspector uncovers evidence that Jorge escaped from the cruise ship, alive and well. As the truth begins to unravel, Alice's world is turned upside down. She believed she was a desperate widow, left to fend for herself and Julia. In reality, Jorge had faked his death to pursue a new life in the Caribbean with his secret lover, a young man named Miguel.
Adding another layer of complexity, it is revealed that Julia is not Jorge's biological daughter. She is, in fact, the daughter of Steve Gore, a charismatic and dangerous figure involved in the Irish mafia. Steve’s secret love affair with Alice leads to a surprising connection between their families.
Amidst the chaos, Alice, a former TV journalist seeking stability for herself and Julia, grapples with the newfound knowledge of her husband's deceit and the truth about Julia's parentage. Determined to find answers and protect her daughter, Alice embarks on a journey filled with humorous encounters, unexpected alliances, and dangerous confrontations.
Meanwhile, Ignacio De Las Rosas, Jorge's wealthy and enigmatic father, owner of one of the biggest farming estate in Andalusia, is yearning for an heir to continue his legacy and becomes entangled in the intricate web of lies and secrets. Carmen, Ignacio's superficial and demanding wife, adds comedic flare and tension to the unfolding events.
As Alice delves deeper into the truth behind Jorge's disappearance and Julia's parentage, she finds herself caught between Steve's dangerous world and the pursuit of justice for Jorge's clients, who were swindled by his fraudulent investment schemes. These clients, including ruthless criminals involved in money laundering, are determined to exact their revenge.
Amidst the chaos and danger, Alice discovers her own strength, resilience, and wit. With the help of unexpected allies, including quirky and humorous characters, she navigates the treacherous waters of love, deception, and self-discovery.
"Desperate Widow" is a captivating comedy thriller that follows the tumultuous life of Alice Fuentes, a widow who finds herself entangled in a web of deceit, crime, and unexpected revelations. Set against the backdrop of lavish lifestyles and hidden agendas, the story takes audiences on a roller-coaster ride of laughter, mystery, and self-discovery.