The romance between a tough Sicilian guy and a transsexual former junkie whom he met in prison is interwoven with a poetic reverie of the port town of Genoa, depicted in all its mysterious, fading glory, in a combination of documentary, fiction and melancholy home movies from the past century.
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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.