Direct by: ALBERTO SIRONI | Release date: 2011 | Genre: Detective fiction | Running time: 100 minutes
There is nothing to do in the Vigata Commissariat. Catarella is hopelessly engaged in crossword puzzles and rebus and Montalbano leggings a Simenon novel when he is unkindly forced to play the part at Bruce Willis in an American movie. In an old palace inhabited by two elderly bigot, the brothers Gregory and Caterina Palmisano, whose religious manias have now reached the culmination of madness, the old hallucinant fired from the window and Montalbano, at the challenge of his now old feeling, Climbing dangerously up on a firefighter scale can make the old fool harmless.
In the dilapidated building, in a forest of crucifixes of every bill illuminated by innumerable lumines, Montalbano believes he has discovered a young man who is killed but realizes that it is a worn-out inflatable doll that has now been misused by prolonged use, without an eye and with a sheltered hole To the best. Taking the two brothers into custody, inertia seems to have returned to the Vigata Commissariat when the news of a dead body is found in a box. It is not the body of a victim but of another doll identical to that found in the palazzo of the Palmisano brothers.
In those days, the commissioner received a strange anonymous letter where he challenged him with guileless jokes in a treasure hunt that, for curiosity, and because he had nothing else to accept. After two or three clues he comes up to the suspicion that the game hides something dangerous and crazy. Unfortunately, his “crying” snout does not deceive him.
During a blubbering blitz done in a dilapidated building, Montalbano (Luca Zingaretti) discovers an inflatable doll wrap. Some time later, another is found, just as the commissioner receives a strange anonymous letter.