In the seventies the judge Langellone (Noiret) open the Virgizio (Garrone) case, a minister who died a few years before by hearth attack. Virgizio's wife asks to a judge to open the investigation believing her husband a honest man and a good father. The magistrate finds out that Virgizio used to meet some tramps during his free time ( ministers used to meet tramps, as the newspapers wrote in those years). When Langellone found out his wife is involved in this matter as Virgizio's lover, the case was closed so avoiding a scandal.
This is the only film directed by Scarpelli . Even though the story is a little complicated (too many characters and names are involved), it is a good example of politic corruption. The story especially point out the omnipotence of the judges and their right of make mistakes. We can see a lot of secondary actors like Umberto Raho, Sergio Garrone and Lionel Stander (in the role of hard lawyer), who were famous in the Italian comedy of sixties and seventies. Riccardo Cucciolla plays an employee but he was famous in Italy as a dubber.
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