- 1 hr 43 min
Old Florence: sixteenth century. Callimaco, skillful seducer, dreams of conquering the beautiful and inaccessible woman who doesn't have a child. Callimaco takes advantage of situations to construct a ploy. He pretends to be a doctor of experience and a great reputation with Nicia who is ultimately stupid and gullible enough to believe the allegations of Callimaco. She entrusts him with an allegedly infallible remedy to make a woman pregnant: mandrake, herb human appearances, with fertilizing virtues... a trouble that Callimaco falsely asserts, is that this magical plant always kills the man in during the first sexual intercourse following its absorption.