By Sergio DOW


Crime - Post-Production 2021

I would like to reintroduce a film currently in post-production: The Man From Rome. Worldwide rights are available, excluding Germany, Italy, and Spain.

The Man From Rome is based on the international best-seller The Seville Communion by Arturo Perez-Reverte (author of Queen of the South).

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Crime, Action/Adventure, Thriller
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Director(s)
    • Sergio DOW
    • Writer(s)
    • Sergio DOW
    • Producer(s)
    • Richard COWAN, Pierfrancesco FIORENZA
    • Synopsis
    • At the heart of this impeccably crafted, twisted thriller is a crumbling, sinister church in Seville that is claimed to have killed two men to defend itself against demolition. Perhaps someone is killing on the ancient church’s behalf?

      The Pope and the Vatican, informed by a computer hacker, begin a swift and quiet inquiry by sending their best investigative agent, Father Lorenzo Quart, to Seville. Mystery, intrigue, and a determined, beautiful woman await Quart as he descends on the enchanting and enigmatic city of Seville.

      Quart is attractive, intelligent, and possesses extensive experience in the dark affairs of the Vatican. His superior, Monsignor Spada, is a stoic man of high ethics and unknown past.

      Meanwhile, in Seville, the aristocrat Macarena Bruner, a divorcee who owns the rights to the land where the church stands, scandalizes the city with her flagrant love affairs. Together with her mother Duchess Cruz Bruner, the elderly parish priest Father Ferro, and architect Gris Marsala, an American helping to restore the church, Macarena leads an effort to stop the church from being torn down by real estate investors. The team of investors is self-serving and led by Macarena’s ex-husband, Pencho Gavira, who claims to still love her.

      Other less-than-honest characters entwined in this drama are Archbishop Corvo, an old enemy of Quart, and Roman, one of Pencho’s henchmen in charge of his dirty work.

      Rounding out the characters is Navajo, a “seen-it-all” detective, who works with Quart to put all of the pieces together. Some players are not who the appear to be, and their past eventually catches up with them, exposing secrets about Nazi Germany, World War II war criminals, a scandal, a runaway Vatican agent, and old hidden Vatican Bank accounts.

      Quart works to determine what’s really happened in the face of greed, murder, and moral dilemmas, including the dilemma of the beautiful duchess Macarena.