Andrea Zaccardi has returned home from hunting. He and his wife Luisa are very close. Their young son Giulio develops a cough. The doctor recommends the seaside. Luisa leaves with Giulio for several weeks. Andrea stays to work at the metal shop.
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This one looks like a personal project for the director, a tale of infidelity and its repercussions that, while it doesn't bring anything new to the table, is deftly made and compelling. It stars a little-known actor named Pietro Germi who looks like Alberto Sordi (both actors have a touch of the used car salesman about them) as a married man who meets a sad young woman and, well, you know: sunny days.. then clouds.