Italy, late thirties. The regime of Mussolini are sent Italian volunteers to the civil war in Spain. On the background of a peaceful village landscapes, behind the walls of the old farmhouses Florianna creating its own dictatorship: everything is run by her brother Guido, who requires unquestioning obedience to his will. He believes all women around is his property, and, as a rooster in the hen house, he constantly confirm this action. His young son Alberto is his problem - all is not similar to the father. He dreams of breaking free from the dictatorial care. When his beautiful cousin Gloria comes to the estate, novel flashes between young people. Guido learns that his sister is going to bequeath her estate to his unworthy son. This heralds a tragic ending.