At 17, in and out of juvenile institutions, Samuel is already a drop out. When put into a rehab program he is entrusted to a social worker that has problems of his own. Recently widowed, former rugby player Vincenzo is depressed and lonely, unable to cope with the loss of his wife and the frustration of the bad performance of the team he coaches at a recreational club. Samuel hates the work at the farm he is assigned to, hates the small dreary apartment he’s living in, hates life in general and very quickly is at loggerheads with Vincenzo. Rescuing his charge during a brawl, Vincenzo decides that Samuel would better vent his rage playing rugby. He practically blackmails the boy: it is either training with the team or going back to jail.