Before being destroyed, a piñata comes to life and escapes from a birthday party. She is eventually rescued by a dustbin man and the two fall in love. It is during their romance where she learns of the pleasure she finds in being beaten. A metaphor for womanhood and the loss of virginity, the film takes us on a journey of the character’s realisation of her masochistic sexual desires. Dulce Dolor has a complex and unique concept as well as outstanding costume and production design. Even without dialogue, the actor performances are very emotive and add depth to the film.