UGO GRIMBOLD - young, sombre, and somewhat confused by life - travels to Capri intent on selling the beautiful villa which he’s just inherited.
Ugo’s best friend, NESTOR, an architect, has already arrived, and counsels Ugo against selling the house.
Nestor is accompanied by the mysterious EMILIE who’s got a day to kill before joining her billionaire boyfriend for a cruise.
The following morning, Nestor makes a final attempt at persuading his friend not to sell the house. Ugo wanders off by himself, exploring the island in a Fiat 500.
Now the dreamy BABETTE arrives at the villa. She shared the same godfather with Ugo.
Nestor invites Babette to stay for the weekend, hoping that she might help to draw Ugo out of his apathy.