Esmeralda, is obviously a temperamental lady. Before the credits have rolled she is shown harassing an ex-lover, Didier, who is busily in an embrace with a scantily clad lady-friend. A French singer living beside the Italian coastline, she has a taste for younger men, and makes a habit of picking up Lotharios in local nightclubs. This proves to be unwise when her latest conquest, a student and gigolo called Costas Mikeilis, seemingly pilfers her valuable stash of jewelry. However, could it be that someone is using him as a convenient scapegoat; he's nowhere to be found, and the only clue as to his whereabouts is a jumper with a bullet-hole in its back?