The Man of Glass (2007)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Italy   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Director Stefano Incerti draws inspiration from the true life tale of Sicilian mob whistleblower Leonardo Vitale for this tale of a man consumed by guild and determined to reveal the inner workings of the world's most powerful organized crime network. Soon after Vitale (David Coco) is muscled into lending a group of thugs his car, he is arrested on suspicion of taking part in a kidnapping plot. Though he attempts to tell the authorities what really happened, it quickly becomes obvious what a mistake he's made when he receives a dire warning from the inside to stop talking. While Vitale's well connected Uncle Titta (Tony Sperandeo) does his best to protect his frightened nephew, Vitale remains convinced that the only way to clear his name is to come clean to the authorities about his shady past. While the public at large thinks Vitale's bizarre claims are nothing more than the ravings of a madman, the mob knows the truth and views his reckless chatter as a direct threat. In a desperate bid to make it appear that Vitale is indeed insane, Uncle Titta and Vitale's mother Rosalia (Anna Bonaiuto) have him locked away in a mental institution. At first it seems as if their plan was a success, but when Vitale later emerges and runs directly to magistrate Angelo Saitta (Tony Palazzo) it quickly becomes apparent that all will not end well for the man struggling to clear his clouded conscience.