Italy, late thirties: Italian volunteers for the regime of Mussolini are sent to the civil war in Spain. On the background of a peaceful village landscapes, behind the walls of the old farmhouse, Guido is creating his own dictatorship: he runs everything, requires unquestioning obedience to his will. He believes all women around are his property, and, as a rooster in the hen house, must constantly confirm this action. His problem- his young son Alberto, is not similar to the father. He dreams of breaking free from the dictatorial care. When his beautiful aunt, Gloria and later his cousin, Gloria who is older than him help him for the needs of coming of age.