This film takes Raymond Radiquet's classic novel and updates it to modern times. Dealing with the legacy of Italy's "leaden years" and the aftermath of the social struggles headed by the extreme left wing revolutionary groups. Maruschka Detmers stars as Giulia, a young woman engaged to marry Giacomo (Riccardo De Torrebruna), who's sitting behind bars because of his political activity. Restless in her appetites and inner turmoil, she meets a young student named Andrea (Federico Pitzalis) and a passionate affair quickly ensues. But when the day arrives in which she has to face whether she wants to share her life with Giacomo or Andrea, Giulia makes a surprising decision. Marco Bellocchio directs.