La bella gente: On a small country road, Susanna, a socially active, feminist psychologist, spots a young Ukrainian prostitute, Nadja, who has been beaten up by her pimp. Deeply upset, she asks her architect husband Alfredo to so something. A liberal like his wife, the mild-mannered man cannot refuse. He helps Nadja into their car and takes her back to their villa, where the couple “adopts” and showers her with attention. Until their son Giulio arrives with his radical chic girlfriend in tow. When the young man starts showing interest in Nadja, things start going downhill. It’s fine to be tolerant, but, as the matronly Iaia Forte, their vulgar, nouveau riche neighbour, points out, Nadja “is still a whore”. And so Giulio, who initially passes himself off as a knight in shining armour, pulls away: like parents, like son.