The murder of a judge reopens old political wounds between Italy and France and stirs up memories of the Years of Lead. Following the murder of a university professor in a terrorist ambush, Marco - former militant of the extreme left sentenced to life imprisonment and refuge in France thanks to Mitterrand doctrine - is accused by the Italian State to be one of the 'brains' the attack and it is sought extradition. It begins, as well, the long breakaway of Mark, with his daughter Violet, which quickly turned into a media war of letters and interviews. The arrogance of Mark, which leads him to defend at all costs, will drag in the mud all his family remained in Italy - his sister Anna, Italian teacher in a high school "good" Bologna, the brother Riccardo, criminal court on the rise, Bianca, their 10 year old daughter and mother Teresa. All innocent, will gather to pay for past sins of Mark without understanding why.