Returning from abroad to Sicily, a former diplomat informs the police about a strange discovery he has just made. The next day, police inspector Lepri comes to the man's place and finds him...
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In Santa Fe de Tierra Firme, an imaginary Latin American country, the indigenous dictator Santos Banderas rules with an iron fist. A group of rebels trying to seize power by force while some liberals try a change of government legally.
Traces events in the life of Carlo, from his christening in 1906, where his grandfather reminds his father that Carlo means "free man," to his 80th birthday party. The film principally ... See full summary »
Returning from abroad to Sicily, a former diplomat informs the police about a strange discovery he has just made. The next day, police inspector Lepri comes to the man's place and finds him dead. Has he committed suicide? While conducting his investigation, Lepri happens to suspect his own commissioner - Meanwhile, a train comes to a stop somewhere in the countryside because of a malfunctioning signal. A motorist decides to alert the station master but he too is found dead, as well as another railway agent. For the police, the driver cannot but be linked to those mysterious deaths. Written by
Great mistery move from last Leonardo Sciascia book
This is a great movie. We have another great performance by Gian Maria Volonte, and all the young cast (actually all of them are among the best italian actors) worked very well around him. It's a nice mistery movie, that tells Sicily in Sciascia's way. 8 out of 10.
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