It takes place in Torino in the not so distant future. Osvaldo Caforio is an old watchmaker, who is still in love with his wife Rosetta. One morning, as he is getting ready to go renew his identity card, he looks over the watches that need to be repaired. He picks one up in particular, a charm like one, and decides that this one will be his beloved's birthday gift. He leaves home. Arrived at the civil register's office, the attendant informs him that he can't renew his identity card because, according to the electronic system, he's dead. Osvaldo is at a loss and he doesn't know what to do. The representative informs him that he has to follow protocol 25/A: he has to be reborn! And that's exactly what happens. Osvaldo is reborn into the world and he finds himself in an infant's body!