Vittorio is looking for his ideal woman. He meets Sonia, a sweet pleasant intelligent girl. A goldsmith by trade, Vittorio is obsessed with the desire to shape Sonia's body and mind as he shapes gold with fire. Their relationship grows into a reciprocal masochistic game. When the two lovers isolate themselves in a house in the Italian countryside, they dangerously lose touch with reality and the rest of the world. Matteo Garrone directs.