In 1985, at the age of 26, Giancarlo Siani was killed by the “Camorra” (Neapolitan Mafia).
He was a reporter who loved both his life and his work, but had the defect of digging up hard facts and investigating them.
The film tells of his last four months, when he travelled daily from the genteel Vomero neighbourhood, where he lived, to the hellish mafia realm of boss Valentino Gionta. At the time, criminal interests were focussed on profiting from the postearthquake construction, and Giancarlo observed, he understood.
He moved among underworld figures, corrupt politicians, prosecutors lacking in courage and policemen whose hands were tied.
He was like a lily in the mud. On the night he was killed, he was supposed to go to a rock concert with his girlfriend.