When Vito Santoroas body is inadvertently unearthed by a
demolition crew in Fregene, Italy, his siblings are thrown into
turmoil, having been told by their sister Piera that Vito had fled
to Argentina fifty years earlier after abandoning his wife and son.
Piera, the self-proclaimed matriarch, locks herself in her room,
refusing to speak to anyone but her Canadian nephew, David. Now
scattered over three continents, the family members regroup in
Italy to try to discover the truth.