From Vincenzo Marra – the acclaimed writer/director of SAILING HOME and THE SESSION IS OPEN – comes his most savage indictment yet of modern Italian society: Newcomer Michele Lastella delivers a breakthrough performance as ambitious young Filippo Costa, who rises through the ranks of the Financial Police via his own opportunity for corruption. But when he connects with a wealthy older widow (the legendary Fanny Ardant of THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR and IL DIVO), Filippo quickly becomes a part of Rome’s social, financial and political elite. In a nation that rewards ruthless ambition, what must one man ultimately sacrifice to build his own empire? Giulia Bevilacqua co-stars in this stunning portrait of today’s amoral Italy that critics have compared to Bertolucci’s THE CONFORMIST.
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