It was unlikely that Angelo’s and Alberto’s
paths should ever have crossed. Angelo, a
solid family man, is married with two kids and
a third on the way. He runs his own garage
providing a good life for his family. A very
different personality, Alberto is a successful
writer, but a loner, loudmouthed, clumsy and
kind of crazy. As Angelo says, their “engines
seized” on the same night – each suffering a
heart attack. They met in the emergency room,
befriending each other against all odds.
Everything changes for them after their discharge
from the hospital. The heart attack makes Angelo
rightly fear for his family’s future. Alberto can not
commit to the woman he loves and suffers from
writer’s block. But when Angelo and Alberto are
together, they feel better and stronger.
As Alberto faces financial struggle, Angelo
welcomes him into his family, introducing him to
Rossana, his beautiful, strong wife, and Perla and
Ayrton, their children.
Alberto discovers what a family is and begins to
feel its happiness.
As Angelo health declines, fearing death, he
devises a plan for the future: entrust his newfound
friend with his dearest treasure – his family.
From the novel by Umberto Cantarello, with the same name.