Luciano (Fabrizio Ferracane), the eldest of the three Carbone brothers, has turned his back on the drug operation that provided the family’s stature and wealth. Having washed his hands of the family, he now seeks a simple life with his wife and 20-year-old son Leo (Giuseppe Fumo) raising goats in their ancestral town of Africo in the Calabrian hills. The problem is that the bored and restless son Leo idolises his two charismatic big-shot uncles who are still deeply involved in the narcotics trade and is determined to make his mark. One night young Leo’s impulsive reaction to a trivial argument changes the course of all their lives, pulling all three brothers into a simmering feud that threatens to explode.
Elegant, seething and expertly-directed, Francesco Munzi’s multi-award winning, twisting thriller is a timeless fable of pride and power, father and son, brother against brother, and a powerful morality tale about the challenges of breaking cycles of crime and violence.