“The need to be loved makes you frail and violent,” Antonio says. His huge teeth marked his face, damaged his childhood and invaded his present. The enormous incisors, which only a mother can see as the "roofs of a temple," are the metaphor of growth, detachment, change that can only happen if we become aware of our burdens and decide to lighten us. Antonio lost his mother when he was 13, but he never let her go, even now that he’s an adult. He’s a philosophy professor, escaped from a rational and ordinary relationship, made of home, bills and children, and landed into a relationship obsessed with his jealousy. He lives with the beautiful Mara and constantly suspects betrayal. She will be the one to start the labor of dental care, when, at the end of a fight with a sudden blow of ashtray smashes his teeth. The journey into the territory of discomfort, more mental than physical, will begin with Luca, a dentist who has a relationship too confidential with Mara. The painful tour will have several stops until the final one from the disquieting doctor Cagnano (Paolo Villaggio), the same who had visited him as a child. Sergio Rubini is fantastic and Fabrizio Bentivoglio plays a wonderful uncle Nino.