Leo Da Monte and his wife Beatrice reign unscrupulously over a small valley near Italy. Leo would like nothing better than to bequeath his mini-empire to his not-so-dependable sons, yet only his daughter, with the balance of her character, is able to accept the burden of this inheritance. Leo can't admit it in. An old vendetta, of a quarter of a century, unleashes the killers of the regional mafia after Leo. A mysterious gamekeeper comes to help the Da Monte clan to radically solve their problems.