Ascanio Pen is a former marshal, loyal to the monarchy. For twenty years, lives with his wife Sabina, a monument in ruins, from which refuses to quit because they do not accept the changing times. Sabina you keep doing the prostitute and selling loaves of bread and wine. The monument is frequented by marginalized, and in the evening turns into a hangout of the equivocal. Arturo, a drifter, try to take advantage of Sabina, but she defends herself threatened with a gun. The man takes his revenge by calling the Brigadier and accelerating practices for eviction. In fact, the eviction arrives and the monument is to be demolished to make way for the headquarters of a company. Ascanio refuses to leave and is allowed to die.