Valentin Arregui Paz - This character is a Marxist revolutionary imprisoned for his political activism. His cellmate is a homosexual window-dresser with no political convictions whatsoever. This character is at first disdainful of his cellmate because of his homosexuality. Nevertheless, this character is willing to listen to his descriptions of some of his favorite classic Hollywood movies in order to pass the time.
Marta - This character is a former lover of another character, whom he renounces because she is from the upper classes and therefore considered the oppressive enemy against whom his political ideals cause him to struggle.
Molina - This character is a homosexual window-dresser in prison for sexual "perversion." While in prison, he tells the stories of some of his favorite movies in great detail to Valentin, his cellmate, a Marxist revolutionary, in order to pass the time and relieve the boredom.
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