A man wakes up strapped to a hospital bed in a sui generis state of amnesia: while he has a normal perception of the world around him, he can remember absolutely nothing about himself and his life. Opposite him stands a woman, presented as a qualified psychologist; she is following a reinstatement protocol, telling him that she needs to check his mental condition, so that they can be certain that he will not attempt to hurt himself once he is untied. However, it soon becomes obvious that the man is imprisoned and the woman is interrogating him: his past life includes secret knowledge that the woman has a mission to extract. The interrogation develops into a game of mental torture and subsequent staging of wrath, terror, and the desire for revenge. But the truth can be confirmed from nowhere: what his wife "reveals" about his life may be manipulative lies; what the man "remembers" may be survival tricks. Eventually, his wife tells him that she is actually his mother and that he is not tied to any bed, but is only a severed head, powered by the support machine.
A science fiction thriller (and behind it, a tragedy), where Euripides’ Bacchae (with the emblematic relationship between Pentheas and Agave) absorbs in it the story of Dr. Frankenstein’s Sorrowful Creature (The Sad Monster). A nightmare where the only truth – and consequently the only freedom – is the choice of silence.