Description:00 29 57 00 Italy, 1910s. Office of a government minister of considerable power. He works at his desk, writing letters, sorting through files. He seems to be lost in his thoughts. It takes a photo of a woman out of his desk, a loving and thoughtful man. Close-up: photo of Emma Vallona inscribed with the sweet words, "To my darling from Angy." Suddenly, his assistant enters to announce a surprise visit. Later, inside an overdecorated bourgeois salon, a woman waits for a visit, she seems to be under stress. Her servant announces the arrival of a guest. There is a discussion between the two. He asks her for her collaboration in ruining his political opponent. He proposes the plot as a financial scheme to settle her debts. He explains his plan, his little schemes. They become accomplices to ruin a man.