Leonor, a widow in a small South American town, gives birth to
Charlotte, a dwarf. The mother not only provides a rich childhood for
her daughter, she erases any clues her daughter might see that would
lead her to think she is different (mother burns books such as "Snow
White" and destroys lawn statues of gnomes). In short, she doesn't want
to talk about it. The mother succeeds in creating a modern-day Rapunzel:
Charlotte becomes an accomplished young woman who captures the heart of
Ludovico. But then, the circus comes to town.