Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
This Italian road comedy gets a jump-start when unemployed Dominico (Silvio Orlando) robs a bank, taking businessman Tommaso (Diego Abatantuono) hostage. Since debt-plagued Tommaso has a dead-end marriage, he takes advantage of the situation, leaking news of his abduction in a diversion tactic that sends police hunting in Switzerland. He then steers Domenico to Puglia, past plains of cactus, volcanic vistas, red cliffs, and salt fields. In Taranto, Tommaso romances Orfeo (Flavio Insinna), but the arrival of his daughter Rita (Valentina Cervi) creates problems for the secret lovers.
bank-robbery, businessperson, hostage, marital-problems, unemployment