This darkly comic story of love and revenge, set in a barren Australian industrial town, explores the tempestuous relationships, and sexual adventures, of Lola and her family.
The day that Lola's husband Ricardo walks out on her to live with Wendy - his blonde Australian mistress - Lola is enraged. When he buys a new car and starts to enjoy the good life with the savings he took from the family home, she is pushed to the limit and plots to take back what is rightfully hers.
When Ricardo falls foul of Wendy's high cholesterol diet, Lola plans to take back the brand new car - her only family fortune - by any means necessary. Meanwhile, her daughter Lucia hatches an alternative plan, and their strategies collide with disastrous, but comical results...
An exuberant and entertaining film, La Spagnola spans the spectrum of emotions, and offers fresh and exciting new approaches to cooking with zucchins!!