Set in 1925, it chronicles the unenviable life of a housemaid, who came as a part of dowry to a rich Zamindar’s house. She goes through the back breaking routine of household chores as well as being expected to entertain the zamindar and his male guests.
Jesus (Willem Dafoe), a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas (Harvey Keitel) -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation.
After thirty years in the big corporation, Ugo Fantozzi retires. Suddenly, he needs things to do in everyday life and he tries a number of activities: helping Pina shopping; babysitting grand-daughter Uga; a trip to Venice; learning golf.