Elia is a Jewish psychoanalyst from a purely Freudian school of thought. Due to his austere and detached manner, he is known to immediately inspire awe in his patients. Elia lives alone in a flat on the same floor as his ex-wife, Giovanna, with whom he is still secretly in love. After a minor illness, his doctor prescribes an iron-rich diet and physical activity to lose a few extra pounds. That is how Elia chances upon Claudia, a personal trainer with a fit physique but clearly not a fit mind.