Argentina's economic crisis is in full swing when Lito and Nilda travel to New York. Visiting "The Big Apple" is Nilda's lifelong dream and Lito, her husband, submissively complies. She also plans to have a medical check up during their visit. But once in New York and despite Lito's warning, Nilda neglects her diet and has to be hospitalized. Lito is overwhelmed. On his own and penniless, he experiences a different side of New York. While his life in New York freezes, his ice factory in Buenos Aires melts.