The Plot

Mary, a young girl from a shepherd family, is pledged to marry Joseph, a widower with two children who lives in the nearby village of Nazareth, in Galilea, two thousand years ago. After leaving her home, Mary, who was raised to love and respect children, soon notes the shortcomings of the patriarchal world she lives in, starting with her husband’s family. This is dominated by Joseph’s elder brother Mordechai. The cheerful but determined attitude of the young woman, always very protective with children, arouses the indignation of the head of the family and of all those who believe that the young should be punished, disciplined and taught to obey.