Andrea Gregoretti is a fifty-year-old director and screenwriter who has been trying for years to shoot his new film. None of the many written stories have got any interest by producers and the repeated failures cause Gregoretti to fall into a depressive state. One day a childhood memory emerges, linked to a school friend who in the fifth grade, during the dictation, managed to make 24 mistakes in one word. The memory of this “champion” of grammar stimulates Gregoretti’s enthusiasm for a new project, destined, maybe, to finally become a film. The idea is to tell the deeds of the heroes of defeat. Thus began a long search that led him to come across several champions of failure: people who lost dramatically but in a unique way. Gradually Gregoretti brings to light unknown and incredible stories. Will Gregoretti be able to make his new film? He will certainly understand how failure can be more educational than victory.