In the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign of the 1828 uprisings, three southern Italian young people
whose families are involved decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini’s Young Italy movement.
In the course of four episodes, each corresponding to a little-known page from the history of Italian unification, the lives of Domenico, Angelo and Salvatore are tragically marked by their mission as conspirators and revolutionaries, leading to an existence suspended between moral rigor and murderous instincts, spirit of sacrifice and fear, jail and hiding, glowing
ideals and political disappointments. All set against the backdrop of little known facts regarding the birth of Italy, such as the constant conflict between the “fathers of the country”, the untreatable fracture between north and south and the twisted roots on which modern-day Italy has developed.