ln this comedy, Marina and Romano (Marina Confalone and Sergio Castellitto) are sister and brother, living together in their family's apartment in a Roman suburb. Marina types manuscripts to earn some money, but Romano does not have her industrious bent; he takes life easy and steals dogs on the side (as dog racing is a popular sport where they live). Their lives might have continued uneventfully except for a new neighbor Alfio (Mario Prosperi) who hides a kilo of cocaine under their refrigerator and becomes the object of Marina's romantic illusions. From that point onward, circumstances conspire to separate the siblings as each pursue their own agendas.
~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide