Directed by: Gianni Amelio, Stars Pier Francesco Favino,Claudia Gerini,Renato Carpentieri, 126 min. (Cinemed – Festival Cinema Mediterranéen Montpellier 2020: Avant-Premières, Vancouver International Film Festival 2020: Contemporary World Cinema, Nastri d’Argento 2020: Best Leading Actor (Pierfrancesco Favino)
The leader of a great party, one of the most influential politicians of his time, spends the last months of his life exiled in Hammamet, Tunisia. While at the top of his power, a big scandal hits him and heavily condemns him. His “exile” was seen by public opinion as a real escape from justice. His new life as a fallen leader and as a fugitive is now dedicated to meeting family members, old friends and obscure figures from his past. Now, even if seriously ill, he firmly refuses to return to Italy, where, for sure, he would be convicted. Based on the last years of life of Bettino Craxi (1934–2000), an Italian statesman and politician who was the Secretary of the Italian Socialist Party and served as Prime Minister during the 1980s.