Even in a small town, everyone has their secrets. This provocative Italian-language film explores the lives a group of neighbors keep hidden underneath their more palatable public faces. A local butcher fantasizes about the local teenage girls and retreats back into the freezer to fondle the meat. A young girl who has sex with her own father becomes pregnant. A Christ-like stranger is a fantasy object for many of the women. And an artist who makes collages out of model photos and pictures of organs from medical journals looks on as his mute wife, who drinks water from the commode, defecates on the dying, bleeding man with whom she's having sex.
This well written film takes place in an Italian Catholic village where everyone is acquainted with each other but no one knows about the secret lives that they all live. There's the local butcher who covets the town's young teenagers and then goes into the freezer and makes loves to hanging beef carcasses. The teenage daughter who has sex with her father and becomes pregnant at her grandfather's funeral. The communist drunkard who beats and rapes his wife. She lives through her dreams and fantasies or she'll go crazy. The Christ-like stranger who does not have a name. The women fantasize about him. The children all adore him but he does not belong to the village. And there's a bizarre artist who clips out pictures of internal organs from medical journals and pastes them on magazine models with a completely insane wife who never speaks. She drinks water from out of the commode and defecates on a bleeding, dying man during wild unbridled sex with him as the artist husband watches.