Everybody dreams about cinema. Three Italian friends, from a tiny town in Calabria, decide to start shooting a movie about their native place. Unfortunately, an unexpected event does not let them realize their dream.
Based on the historical novel by Andrea Camilleri. It is 1890, Easter weekend. Two investigators look into the disappearance of Antonio Patò, a quiet accountant who vanished after his performance as Judas at the town's annual Passion Play.
Cosimo and Elia travel from Rome to a remote town to renovate the villa of a popular singer. Their arrival causes conflicts with the town's inhabitants especially because of the love stories they are having with two locals.