Vincent was born fifty years ago near Paris, but has cut all ties with his roots. Maria, fifteen years younger, grew up in Ostia, but no longer sees her family. Together they form a couple who don’t seem to need anyone and lead a secluded existence in the indolent and distracted Rome of today, the ideal cradle for those who want to live far from indiscreet glances. What’s more, Vincent and Maria are good at camouflage: when they take the subway, they sit close together, tenderly embraced. Sometimes they dine at restaurants, more interested in looking into each other’s eyes than in the food on their plates. When they return home, they make love with the passion of their youth, in a suburban apartment that she has carefully furnished. And yet, at a closer look, that apparently normal daily life reveals a terrible life project carried out by him with clear determination and accepted by her in virtue of an unconditional love. A project that involves helping couples who cannot have children. Having arrived at what her instinct tells her is the last pregnancy, Maria decides that the time has come to form a real family. The choice brings with it an inevitable consequence: rebellion against Vincent, the man in her life.