Driven by a strange obsession, the suave bachelor Archibaldo de la Cruz pursues a life of crime while attempting to relive a childhood incident in which he experienced erotic pleasure in the face of death.
After agreeing to testifying against a mafia thug he saw murder a man, Calogero, a slushy pushcart vendor, enters witness protection and is sent to a small town in the Alps. Soon, the killer arrives at the same town when he decides to turn informant.
Phaim, a Bengali born in Italy, lives with his family in Torpignattara, a multi-ethnic district of Rome. When he meets Asia and falls in love with her, Phaim must face one of the strictest rule of Islam: no sex before marriage.