Andrea (Leonardo Trame) has always loved his eccentric old aunt Gianna (Pamela Villoresi). After she suffers the loss of her husband, she asks his parents if he could stay with her in her Rome apartment over December, undoubtedly to help her through the difficulties of the holiday period. They agree to this arrangement. She is a delightful companion for the boy, sharing his love of movies and fairy tales. The situation becomes more difficult when she confides to him that she feels sure she is being followed and observed. What could have been the fantasy of a slightly demented older woman is shown to have been real, and the boy does yoeman service in rescuing her from (and capturing) a burglar. This drama is told entirely from the point of view of the young boy, and he can only partly understand the events which unfold around him.
~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide