THE THIRD LION

IL TERZO LEONE

By Manlio ROSEANO

MR PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Thriller - Completed 2001

A psychological thriller between an ancient legend and a mysterious crime.

    • Year of production
    • 2001
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Drama, Crime
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Manlio ROSEANO
    • Synopsis
    • On a winter night, the priest of Saint Margaret, Don Guglielmo, has been found dead, apparently of natural causes.
      For a long time he was studying and keeping very jealously, three ancient parchments. Those text describe the existence of a mysterious treasure linked with an ancient esoteric cult: the Benandanti, or “Good walkers”, and they seem to be connected with his death.
      His young niece and only heir, Arianna, unaware her uncle’s studies, seems to not know about her uncle’s conspicuous Swiss bank account.
      The controversial contribution of the eccentric professor Moretti, expert of popular traditions and ancient cults, in solving the case, doesn’t lead to the desired solution.
      The case gets more intrigued when also the sacristan of Saint Margaret is found dead in mysterious circumstances.
      Why Don Guglielmo died from an heart attack even with a healthy heart? What are really those ancient parchments and their mysterious treasure? What was the priest using the money in Switzerland for and what are the professor’s real intentions?
      Together with his fellow Ventura, the inspector Cellini will try to solve this uneasy case moving between the ancient and esoteric world of the Benandanti and the everyday reality of a small city in the north-eastern Italy.
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