On a rainy day, Alice is tied and gagged into a country house, and through a series of flashbacks she traces the events that dragged her into this situation. Alice, Dora and Sofia are three very different women, friends since school, and all three are now close to the fateful forties of forty years. Everyone tries to find their own way, while their lives are inexorably marked by male figures who go and go. Sofia, however, after escaping from her father's overpriced parental authority, is confronted with an even more cumbersome and overbearing husband who forces her to make an oval calendar to foster her business. The soft comedy, however, is yellow when the village of Puglia where the story unfolds is shocked by a murder.