Lucia lives alone with her 17th years old son Gabriel. Her husband left once their first daughter Anna, died for leukaemia, 7 years ago. Lucia tries to deal with her loss working in a hospice, in contact with terminal ills. Here she will meet some guests that will become “teachers” for her. The Professor Giulio Redetti (Paolo Bonacelli) in particular, who will talk to her about his own experiences, showing her how to get rid of her angst. Gabriel, Lucia’s son, handles his sufferance for his sister’s loss adopting a fearless way of living, in order to prove to himself and to his mother that to live include the risk of dying. Giulio Redetti’ and Gabriel’ choices overlap inside Lucia, driving her to a new awareness.