|Oleg Yankovsky||Andrei Gorèakov|
|Delia Boccardo||Domenico's wife|
|Laura De Marchi||Chambermaid|
|Patrizia Terreno||Andrei's wife|
|Milena Vukotic||Civil servant|
|Alberto Canepa||Farmer (uncredited)|
To investigate the life of Russian composer Pavel Sosnovsky, Andrei Gorkachov goes to Italy, where Sosnovsky resided before his suicide. Joining Gorkachov on his journey through Tuscany is his interpreter, Eugenia, who develops an interest in her client that is more than professional. Meanwhile, Gorkachov is beset by powerful feelings of homesickness as he wanders through the ruins of the countryside and meets a doomsaying mystic .