Valeria, works as the secretary of a film producer and lives next door to her mother, Amalia, an eccentric and neurotic woman. She’s also the ghost writer for Alessandro a successful screenwriter. One day, Valeria receives a present from a stranger, a retired policeman: it’s the plot of a film. But that plot is dangerous, it tells about the mysterious theft of a famous painting of Caravaggio, occurred in Palermo in 1969. From that moment on, our ghost writer will find herself consumed by a relentless and reckless mechanism.