La piel quemada deals with the problem of internal emigration between regions with different level of development. In a little village in Costa Brava, a mason starts his workday. At the same time, in a village in Andalusia, a woman and her two sons start the voyage to meet him. After some months alone, the man has managed to rent a place to live. A little affaire with a Belgian tourist girl reveals an unsuspected world to him.