Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
This black-and-white film kicked off a censorship debate in Italy after state censors refused to classify it, stalling release. The anthology format links three episodes: an idiot has no funds to hire the village whore, so he steals from the local Mafia don's holy shrine; rats crawl about a room where a dead man is laid to rest while a flashback follows his courtship and betrayal; thrown in an acid tank by a mob boss, a man is resurrected by a local messiah and seeks vengeance. Shown at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival.
betrayal, courtship, death, gangster, idiot, resurrection, revenge, robbery