Description:00 32 43 00 Italy, 1910s. Breakfast on a flowery porch, summery atmosphere. A man finishes his breakfast, his wife joins him. He hands her a fat bundle of banknotes. A generous and loving man, his wife thanks him and carresses his face. An African servant in traditional attire spies on them from the garden. He is appalled and worried by what he has just witnessed. Later, inside the rich parlor, a young woman receives a letter notifying her of a severe debt; she begins crying. Her lover enters and threateningly takes the letter. He suggests himself as her guarantor, signs the claim, and settles the money troubles of his mistress. Close-up: check, claim.