Calabria in Southern Italy is the poorest Italian region. The international financial crisis of the last few years has further intensified the alarming level of poverty and unemployment in this area. Gino, the main character in this film, is 55 years old and chronically unemployed. He lives in a Calabrian village and subsists with petty theft. One day he meets Rosetta in the village bar. Fifty years old and jobless too, Rosetta is more desperate than Gino. And between them begins a turbulent relationship characterized by poverty, violence, love and treachery.