Unemployed Domenico decides to rob a bank in Italy and escape to Switzerland. Everything goes horribly wrong and he takes a hostage. The man he chooses, Tommaso, is more unscrupulous than Domenico. He hates his wife, his business is doing poorly and the kidnapping appears to be a good way to disappear and start over again. The victim takes over the plans and becomes the leader as things go from bad to worse. Children of Hannibal is both an unpredictable caper film and an often hilarious road movie.