Length: 96 min.
Director: Valerio Attanasio
Cast: Sergio Castellitto, Guglielmo Poggi, Elena Sofia Ricci, Clara Alonso
We are all equal before the law, but some are more equal than others. Antonio is a law student who dreams of a contract in the prestigious studio of his mentor the prince of the forum Salvatore «Toti» Bellastella: professor of criminal law, subtle jurist and lover of classical antiquity. Bellastella uses the boy as a personal factotum, chauffer and even personal chef for a meager reimbursement of expenses. When after two years of total abnegation Antonio passes his bar examination with an exceptional result, Bellastella decides to reward him with a collaboration contract worth 10,000 euro per month that includes a gradual involvement in the most prestigious cases. There is, however, one small condition: Antonio will have to marry Bellastella’s young Argentinean lover…
Awards and festivals:
Molise Cinema Festival – Best Film (National Competition Award)
Foggia Film Festival – Best Actor
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Award – Best New Director (Silver Ribbon), Best Actor