Politician Mario Chiesa's arrest ignites a nationwide scandal: Italy's Tangentopoli ("Bribesville"). As the political fallout spreads across the country, we follow the intertwining lives and ambitions of six main characters.
Luca, a policeman, obtains the revenge he is seeking, but justice is another matter. Advertising man Leo finds himself under the threat of blackmail: someone has dug out some murky truth about his past.
Di Pietro and the Mani Pulite team involve PM Bettino Craxi as a prime suspect in their investigation. Extreme choices confront our 6 characters on the final judgement day: he who is willing to pay the most terrible price will win.