|Antonio Neiwiller||The Mayor of Stromboli|
|Carlo Mazzacurati||Film Critic|
|Conchita Airoldi||Inhabitant of Panarea|
|Raffaella Lebboroni||First Salina Couple|
|Marco Paolini||First Salina Couple|
Filmmaker Nanni Moretti goes on three disparate journeys. First, he rides through Rome on a scooter, musing on cinema, and has a chance encounter with actress Jennifer Beals . Next, he and his friend, Gerardo, tour a number of islands searching for a peaceful place to write a screenplay. And finally, Moretti, hampered by a nagging skin rash, goes from doctor to doctor looking for the right diagnosis, which may or may not turn out to be severe.