The ne’er-do-well son of two esteemed judges (NanniMoretti and Margherita Buy), Andréa (Alessandro Sperduti) kills a pedestrian while swerving to avoid hitting Monica (Alba Rohrwacher), who is going into labor and desperate to catch a ride to the hospital. Andréa winds up crashing his car into the living room of Lucio (Riccardo Scamarcio), who will soon be facing his own legal ordeal when his young daughter goes missing while under the care of an elderly neighbor.
Each of these characters inhabits the same Rome apartment complex. Years pass, paths cross, plots thicken, one generation succeeds another. Deep psychic wounds and maddening ambiguities linger. Only gradually, after much turmoil and hard-won forgiveness, will long-elusive truths finally come to light.
Based on Israeli novelist Eshkol Nevo's Three Floors Up.