By Andrea Molesini
November 1917. while Austrian forces boost into Northern Italy, the aristocratic Spada relations locate their property requisitioned through enemy squaddies. A merciless act of violence opposed to a gaggle of neighborhood village women sparks their wish for revenge. the entire kinfolk - from the eccentric grandparents to the secretive servants - have their very own principles approximately find out how to struggle the enemy, yet their braveness is quickly positioned to the attempt and apparently a few are prepared to compromise. Seventeen-year-old Paolo Spada, the youngest family member, is compelled to endure witness as his as soon as proud relatives succumbs to acts of affection and hate, jealousy and betrayal.
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