In all repressed societies, the church, perceived as a call to the magical, encourages sin to better absolve and redeem. And this is how its power, still intact, continues to suppress the hints of clear-headedness that could emerge in the weakest consciences.
The film, which takes place in the South, shows this reality that unfortunately still exists, especially in certain noble families, confined in their always shrinking boundaries and their tragic fear of living.
If the devil didn’t exist already, the church would invent it right away!
Born in Rome in 1937, he studied at the Cinema Experimental Center of Rome. Novelist and screenwriter, he directed his first long feature in 1973, « Il Saprofita ».