11 January 1944: Benito Mussolini signs Galeazzo Ciano (Massimo Ghini) ‘s death sentence. Ciano is one of the traitors of the Grand Council of Fascism. He is also the husband of Mussolini’s daughter, Edda (Alessandra Martinez).
Edda is Benito’s firstborn child and father and daughter have always enjoyed a special relationship, Edda has always supported her father, even letting him choose her husband.
Yet Edda and Galeazzo grow to love one another and within three months they are married. They have two children. All is well until Galeazzo is unfaithful to Edda.
Abandoned by her husband, Edda returns to her father, who is enjoying a moment of great popularity: fascism is spreading; he is travelling the world; he dreams of building an empire. Edda starts to compete with her husband: when he is unfaithful, she is unfaithful.
Galeazzo becomes Secretary of State for Press and Propaganda, Edda travels the world by his side. Both Edda and Galeazzo are entirely devoted to Benito bu they seem to have lost each other forever. Both have now reached the peak of their ‘careers’. Both feel empty and unfulfilled. They realize that success cannot replace the love they have lost.
Their loneliness eventually brings them back together but the turns of history got the better of their love.