Enrico Oliveri, leader of Italy's main opposition party, is experiencing a crisis. Demoralized by poll results and political intrigues, he secretly leaves for Paris one night. There is great confusio n in the party's leadership circle: no one knows where Oliveri has gone. His closest colleague comes up with an ingenious idea: Enrico's twin brother Giovanni, an eccentric philosopher, should take the place of the missing man. Giovanni enjoys the idea and shakes up Italian politics.
In the 1980s the Engadine is the setting of a social tragedy. Along with juvenile get-togethers, heroin appears in the mountain valley. As more and more die from overdose, society reacts to the crisis by isolating itself and averting its eyes. The film lifts the veil on the stories untold.
For many years, the strong-willed women of the Weston family have lived largely separate lives. But now, a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they all grew up in - and to the dysfunctional matriarch who raised them.