A Sicilian family with a father ,a superstitious tyrant, who deprives his daughter even of the right to love. A monastery where the monks live in sin with women lovers. Even the rise of politics is used as a tool of oppression and hidden corruption. This is the plot of The Viceroys, taken from a novel that caused a terrible scandal when it was written by Federico De Roberto, at the end of the nineteenth century. The film tells of the obsessions, avidity, hate and betrayals of a class grasping for power; willing to change sides at a moment’s notice, in order to stay at the top. This spectacular canvas paints Italian vices in their crudest, most pitiless form. Director Roberto Faenza draws on marvellous technical talent. From the costumes by 3-time Oscar winner Milena Canonero, (costume designer for such films as Barry Lyndon), to the baroque settings by Francesco Frigieri,( set designer of The Passion). And there are the acting skills of a troupe of players, both young and old, who strike a perfect balance between good and evil, reality and superstition.