In Tin & Tina, Lola and Adolfo adopt Tin and Tina, two orphan twin siblings. The twins’ obsession with religion threatens the lives of the couple. The movie is now streaming on Netflix.
Warning: This article contains heavy spoilers
In the early 1980s, in Spain, Adolfo and María de los Dolores, also known as Lola, suffer from a tragic miscarriage right after getting married. Due to some severe internal damage, Lola loses their babies and will never be able to bear another child again.
A depressed Lola finds it hard to get back to life. Adolfo encourages her to go out. He assures her that he is ready to do anything for her. He even suggests that they can adopt children from a nearby convent.
Though reluctant at first, Lola agrees and visits the convent with Adolfo. The convent is pretty old, and even the lifestyle of the people living there is more traditional.
Adolfo makes a generous donation to adopt two babies with no impairments. There, they soon meet the super religious twin siblings, Tin and Tina, who quickly run to Lola after hearing thunder, which they say is God’s wrath.
Adolfo finds these two strange, but Lola acknowledges that they need love, and it should be them giving it. Tin and Tina’s obsession with religion sees them forcing their habits on the couple.
While Adolfo tries to adjust, Lola struggles, as she has recently lost faith in God after losing her babies. Tin and Tina’s belief in gods even sees them playing dangerous games, where they wrap a plastic bag around the other person’s face and almost kill them before letting them go.
They believe that by doing this, the person can see God as they are closer to death. Lola tries to ignore their habits and adjust.
As mischievous as these twins are, they are innocent as well. They assure Lola that she will be able to have a baby again; miracles happen every day. Things get out of hand when this game of seeing God almost takes Lola’s life.
Lola lets this incident go, considering that they are just kids who like to play. The atrocities of these kids continue when they kill Lola’s dog, Kuki, for accidentally biting Lola.
Tin and Tina claim that they cleansed his soul. They don’t realize that they have killed Kuki until their parents tell them.
Lola fears for their lives, but Adolfo thinks that they should just teach these kids that they can’t do everything that the Bible says. A good parent must tell them the difference between right and wrong.
Lola attempts to convince the kids that the Bible is a fantasy and God doesn’t exist. Tina lets Lola know that she will believe in God someday.
Adolfo and Lola receive good news when, miraculously, Lola gets pregnant with a child. Their home is filled with happiness again until Lola starts suspecting that Tin and Tina tried to kill a boy who used to bully them at school because that boy is now in a coma and could be dying soon.
Although she doesn’t have the exact proof, she discovers two drawings in Tin and Tina’s Bible. One is of how they killed Kuku and the other of how they killed that boy.
Adolfo dismisses her concerns, claiming that they are just drawings. Hence, Lola takes measures for herself. She locks away Tin and Tina’s Bible and crucifixes and says they can only have them when they are older. No one will talk about religion, and if they do, she will send them back to the convent.
One fine morning, Lola’s hair starts falling, and she is sure that Tin and Tina are punishing her. When Adolfo is away, Tin and Tina tie her to the bed and try to feed her food, which Lola believes could be poisoned.
By the time Adolfo comes home, he sees Lola holding a knife against them. Right at that time, Lola’s water breaks. She gives birth to a baby boy, and everyone forgets this incident.
Tin and Tina pitch that they should baptize the newborn child, and Lola stays strictly against this decision. This leads Tin and Tina to steal the baby while Lola and Adolfo are busy. They try to baptize the child by drowning him in the house’s swimming pool.
Lola makes the save in time and even slaps both of them. Adolfo burns their Bible and clarifies that they are not his children. Lola and Adolfo unanimously drop the twins back at the convent.
Tin & Tina ending explained in detail:
Does Adolfo die?
After parting ways with the twins, Lola and Adolfo’s marriage starts falling apart. Lola still has doubts about whether they treated the twins harshly. Adolfo tells her to look at the future, as in their son.
Lola wants to start working as a seamstress. Adolfo ridicules her plans and questions who is going to take care of their son. It turns out that Adolfo is not willing to do his part and switch places with Lola to take care of their child.
Back home, Adolfo breaks down when he sees Lola not wearing her ring. He begs her not to do this before going back to fix the television antenna in the heavy rain.
Lola thinks for a while and puts the ring back on her finger. The television receives the signal again, but Adolfo doesn’t come back. The lights of the house start flickering, and moments later, Lola sees Adolfo on fire near the television antenna.
Adolfo falls from above and enters the house. He not only dies but also sets the whole house on fire.
How do Lola and her baby survive?
Lola feels the presence of the twins in her house. Her suspicion turns true when she is not able to find her baby anywhere. Distraught and down on her luck, Lola seeks God at a time like this.
Lola wraps her face with a blanket and tries to suffocate herself, just like how Tin and Tina used to do, calling this a way through which they can see God.
Lola comes close to death and hears her baby crying. She follows the voice of her child and finds him in Tin and Tina’s room. She successfully gets him and herself out of the burning house.
Were Tin and Tina behind the fire?
In the hospital, Mother Asunción from Tin and Tina’s convent visits Lola. She informs her that her baby is alright, but she is sorry for her husband, who faced the wrath of God as he died because the lightning struck him.
Lola inquires if Tin and Tina were there at her house last night. Mother Asunción assures her that Tin and Tina were sleeping at the convent the whole night. She herself woke them up this morning. Lola is convinced that Tin and Tina were innocent. They just misinterpreted the Bible.
At the funeral of Adolfo, Lola takes Tin and Tina to her side. It seems like she has forgiven them, and she may have adopted them again.
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