La bocca del lupo uncovers a city both melancholy and audacious, where the women at the bars speak in voices nearly as deep of those of the men with whom they drink and where those stranded there have never been able to escape the unreal, forgotten places of the harbor.
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A movie-poem about the last and the forgotten :Enzo a former prisoner and Mary a transexual. Their long-time romance last for twenty years, in and out prisons. Inside Genua, a "northern city that looks at south". Pietro Marcello uses archive footage from industrial archives as home-made movie together with fiction.