In a residency for seniors they find themselves sharing the daily life and thoughts of men and women with distant lives, with very different political and moral positions. Dante is a retired, paced and cultured principal ; Carlo, a former partisan, falls in love with Olga, who is obsessed with the state's strays ; Frederick was a convinced fascist, today he is rubberised and seems to be concealing disturbing secrets ; Margherita has an addictive son. Then a new arrival disrupts the balances. He calls himself Giulia but his real name is Giovanna : he is a magistrate who has struggled with the mafia and is now forced into hiding. One day someone walks into Margherita's room and puts it to soqpicture. What was he looking for? And why, in the eyes of Giovanna, does Frederick remember so much a forgotten face? And only then that each of the inhabitants understands that they have to reckon with their own past.