|Fabrizio Bentivoglio||Carlo Ristuccia|
|Laura Morante||Giulia Ristuccia|
|Nicoletta Romanoff||Valentina Ristuccia|
|Silvio Muccino||Paolo Ristuccia|
|Enrico Silvestrin||Stefano Manni|
|Pietro Taricone||Paolo Tucci|
|Maria Chiara Augenti||Anna Pezzi|
The Ristuccias are a seemingly happy Italian family. However, when long-gestating aspirations and forgotten passions bubble to the surface, the family's domestic peace is threatened. The father, Carlo, is weary of his insurance job and longs to be a writer; his wife, Giulia, is a literature professor but would rather be an actress. These innocent if secret desires take a turn for the worse when Carlo begins an affair with an old flame .