Description:00 16 54 00 Italy, 1910s. A psychiatric institution, full of the mentally ill. A patient escapes, lets himself slide down the wall, running away from the centre. He's wearing a straw boater. One finds him again on a train platform. He crosses the track, and climbs into a car. A traveler reads his newspaper. He proposes a game of chess to his compartment-mate The train rolls along speedily, the steam invades the compartment, and both me close their windows against this inconvenience of the journey. The madman warns his opponent that he's playing for his life, and his opponent looks at him, stupified by worry.