Young nobleman Baron Sergio Giuramondo, after discovering that his bride-to-be was the king’s mistress, leaves Naples to become a monk, but his quest for perfect solitude is interrupted by visitors hearing rumors that Sergio possesses miraculous powers.
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I don't buy central character's humility or piety. Of all his previous scarce goods, he takes his will into the desert, not the resignation. Forsaking a milieu more tempting than a gelateria, that used its buttery curves to chuckle and humiliate, his reasons to 'convert' or reconcile evoke the sour confession of one of last century's most abiding nihilists:"I's absurd to say that God doesn't exist, because one can't