Leo Ferretti, the owner of a vast financial empire, is injured in a helicopter accident and is in a coma. The members of his large family all rush to his bedside. There is Cristina his ex-wife, an American, Osvaldo, his brother, Margherita, his sister. His nephews Maurizio and Alberto also arrive on the scene. Alberto’s wife, Giulia, is a social climber, while Maurizio, who puts success before all else, is prepared to do anything to achieve it. Taking advantage of his uncle’s illness, Maurizio begins a ruthless climb to the top of the firm eliminating any member of the family that blocks his way, using all and every means he deems useful.