Salento. The prize-winning Tammaro pasta factory decides to modernise. The old factory is closed and a new one opened, completely mechanised. The whole team of workers find themselves dismissed without notice. Enzo a wife a two small children , Carmine with his ageing mother and Bandula, an Indian immigrant, remain unemployed and penniless. But in that same period, Tammaro’s wife inherits a bizarre collection of contemporary art, which is stored in the old pasta factory. Enzo Carmine and Badula have been offered a temporary job, paid under the table, as watchman of the warehouse where the art collection is stored. Enzo and his friends, to their amazement, discover contemporary art. Their anger mounts: with what these things cost, Tammaro could have hired them all back again! Our desperate heroes, with no money or jobs, mastermind a diabolical plan: make some fakes and replace them in the collection of the unaware Tammaro. Then sell the originals themselves. The fraud takes off in grand style and for Carmine, Enzo and Badula starts the more incredible adventure of their lives.