LO SCAMBIO

By Salvo CUCCIA

BARAERA S.L. - as PROD

Drama - Development 2012

On an apparently normal day a police detective following up on a series of crimes that have occurred in the last few hours reveals his true identity to a young man that has been picked up for interrogation. The detective is actually the head of a criminal organization...

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • ITALY, SPAIN
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Salvo CUCCIA
    • Writer(s)
    • Marco ALESSI, Salvo CUCCIA, Alfonso SABELLA
    • Producer(s)
    • Barbara REDINI (BaRaERa SL), Eleonora CORDARO (Abra&Cadabra Srl)
    • Synopsis
    • Everything happens in the passing of a single day, a day in which two young men are killed as they stroll among the stands of the neighborhood market.
      On that same day a man says goodbye to his wife and walks out the door to find his driver waiting. Just like any police inspector he heads off to “work” with dedication and precision.
      In another part of the city two plain-clothes cops arrest a young man, bring him into the office for questioning by our “inspector” as his men call him.
      It is an exhausting interrogation, interrupted only for lunch. When the detective returns home to eat with his wife we see her falling into a deep state of depression.
      When he returns to work, she remains at home among her visions and thoughts that come to life before her as hallucinations.
      Meanwhile, the inspector and his men end up torturing the young man in order to get the information they need. Only too late they realize that they have picked up the wrong person.
      From that moment on we begin to understand, everything begins to become clear. The true identity of the inspector is revealed. He is one of the heads of the mafia, Leoluca Bagarella, who has killed hundreds, and he has arranged this kidnapping by impersonating the police. The innocent young man is killed with ferocious violence just the same as if he were guilty.
      At the end of his hard day’s work the mob boss/false inspector comes home and finds his wife has hanged herself. She was a very religious woman and had become obsessed with the missing young man, an event linked to her husband’s business. They had not been able to have children and she was convinced that it was a divine punishment.
      He is left alone.
    • Partners & financing
    • RAI CINEMA
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2012
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