Rai is at once lazy, distant and demanding, but at times also 'inappropriately' affectionate. Meanwhile, the daily routines of his overprotective mother (through whose eyes the story is seen) are recorded by a languorous camera. She dresses carefully, shops casually and muses about who might have moved into the empty apartment over the road. The pace and tension quicken, however, when Rai returns home with a couple of shifty strangers and a seriously injured young man. With no explanation, but observing his increasingly listless and paranoid behaviour, Rai's mother is forced to reconsider her relationship, fearful of the secret he guards from her. A tense and rewarding drama, with a superb performance from Laura Cardoso as the mother.