Hollywood, 60s. The star of a western television, Rick Dalton, tries to adapt to the changes of the medium at the same time as his double. Dalton's life is completely linked to Hollywood, and he is a neighbor of the promising young actress and model Sharon Tate who has just married the prestigious director Roman Polanski.
Higinio and Rosa have been married for a few months when the Civil War breaks out and their life becomes seriously threatened. With the help of his wife he will decide to use a hole, dug in his own house, as a provisional hiding place. The fear of possible reprisals as well as the love they feel for each other will condemn them to a confinement that will last for more than 30 years.