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Part 1: In 1958, Giovanni and Franca Franza welcome twins, Sofia and Antonio, to their family of four children. Delighted by the birth of his first son after three daughters, the patriarchal Giovanni dotes on the boy and pins his hopes on him one day taking over the family distilleries. A decade later, firstborn Maria Teresa decides to challenge her father and go to university.

Starring: Alessio Boni, Cristiana Capotondi, Francesca Cavallin.