This story begins when José finds that Nora, from whom he has been divorced for many years, has committed suicide. Nora’s suicide is not surprising – according to her ex-husband, Nora had attempted this 14 times before. The rabbi tells José that because of the Passover holiday, if Nora is not buried that same day, they would have to wait five days for the funeral to be held. Before she took her life, Nora had made preparations for the Passover seder and had connived to assure herself that José would take care of the funeral arrangements. Nora’s preparations and José’s determination not to follow orders lead to some amusing incidents as the film takes on an increasingly farcical atmosphere.