This is a slow-paced, weighty story of love and lust shaded with overtones of incest and lesbianism that never materialize. Livia (Stefania Sandrelli) is a woman trying to regain the affections of her husband Alberto (Ben Cross), whose journalism career takes him away for months at a time -- on purpose. What she does not know is that he has an undeniable attraction for their daughter Monica (Amanda Sandrelli, Stefania's real life daughter). Livia's own sexual eccentricities lead her to hire young women to have sex with Alberto while she listens in hiding. When Monica wants to get into the act too, the real truth about her parentage is revealed.