"Inspector Federico Vivaldi is an old-school cop in a new world: his son is gay, his wife has left him and he's got an ambitious colleague nipping at his heels to take over his position. He may be old-fashioned but he's resilient enough to find his way in the new reality. His son, Stefano, is also a cop, and father and son make a good team solving crimes together in the northeastern Italian city of Trieste. Each has different strengths: Federico's...
Criterion collection volume 350
An Italian girl is seduced by her sister's boyfriend, setting in motion a chain of events which looks with tongue in cheek at the Sicilian code of honor, as the patriarch of the family tries to get the scoundrel to do right by his daughter.
Filmed on location in Italy where the actual saints lived, this epic feature film, with the cooperation of the Franciscan Order, is lavish in its production, done with historical accuracy, and places special emphasis on the role of Clare.