|Nanni Moretti||Pietro Paladini|
|Isabella Ferrari||Eleonora Simoncini|
|Blu Di Martino||Claudia|
|Hippolyte Girardot||Jean Claude|
|Manuela Morabito||Maria Grazia|
Aging entertainment industry executive Pietro Paladini returns from a trip to the beach with his brother, Carlo, to find his wife dead. Stunned when his young daughter, Claudia, implies that, had he been at home, her mother would have survived, Paladini renews his dedication to raising his daughter. But, when he begins neglecting his job in favor of daily residence on a park bench outside of Claudia's school, trouble follows.