Description:00 23 25 00 Credits. Italy, 1910s. Wealthy, baroque-style parlor, overloaded with decoration. Some men in dinner-jackets court a very rich woman dressed eccentricly, exotically, and waited on by an African servant. They all leave the room, accompanied by the servant. Later, another gentleman enters and finds himself alone with her. He is a government minister and pays her homage. Very elegantly and courteously, he kisses her hand as a greeting. Inside the room, loaded with exotic, Oriental decoration, a woman enters and hits a gong with a mallet. Responding to the summons, a servant enters hurriedly. He is shy, wild. His mistress seems, on the contrary, very authoritative, a woman of power. The man lies down at her feet and declares his love - a man passionately in love, but submissive. He kisses her feet, and she laughs lightly at him. She gives him an order, then lies down on the sofa.