“Lust for Life” are five stories of self-improvement with a happy ending. Stories of everyday heroes, based on real events, that show the true value of human beings in their struggle against adversity. Each of the films that make up the series portrays the struggle of its protagonists to overcome different illnesses.
The protagonist of “The Gambler”, Carlos, overcomes his gambling addiction thanks to the support of his family, after dragging his loved ones into financial ruin. One of the main characters suffering from cancer in “Invisible woman” recovers her self-esteem and will to live, thanks to the support of her therapy partners, after going through the traumatic experience of being abandoned by her husband.
The rest of the series is made up of “Carlos’ Four Lives”, which deals with the subject of the trans which deals with the subject of transplants; “The lost years”, which reflects the drama of alcoholism; and “Learning to live”, which describes overcoming anorexia.