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.