District of Naples. Here young people attempt to survive: there are those, like Salvatore, who immediately bow to the system and become pushers. Others, like Enzo, are intent on finding honest work, but end up joining the Army and being shipped off to a high risk battlefield. And then there is a girl, Maria, who is planning her wedding to Enzo, the boy she loves and who represents for her the chance to change her life. They show three different ways to respond to the same problems of survival, each one on a different front, each one is a soldier. But things are going to change when Maria and Salvatore eventually meet.