Comic and wide-eyed lyricism in the world of Etruscan tomb raiders
A unique film in the panorama of Italian comedy
The directorial debut of Flavio Mogherini, who previously worked as a set and costume designer for some of the leading names in Italian cinema (Pasolini, Zurlini, Bolognini, Bava). For his film, considered by many to be unique and unclassifiable in Italian cinema history, he ventured into the valleys between Tuscany and Lazio, and chose a previously unheard of category of protagonist: the grave robber. At times his comedy is both bitter and melancholic, gifted with a “wide-eyed lyricism” (Andrea Bruni), which excels in its alienating use of catacombs and Roman houses. Lovers of popular Italian cinema will recognise a very famous actor in the cast, in a film to be rediscovered with curiosity.
Four young and inexperienced grave robbers find themselves constantly counting their pennies and with the police breathing down their necks. They plan one big heist at the Etruscan Museum that will set them up for good, but even this time something goes wrong.