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Two old friends fall in love but discover they've gone through some serious changes in this blend of romantic comedy and drama from writer and director Edoardo Winspeare. Ignazio, Fabio and Lucia were best friends when they were growing up in Salento, located in the "heel" of Italy's boot. Ignazio left Salento to attend law school and has gone on to a distinguished career as a judge, but his career takes him back home shortly before the death of his old pal Fabio (Lamberto Probo). At the funeral, Ignazio becomes reacquainted with Lucia (Donatella Finocchiaro), and discovers the spunky girl he knew has a child has grown into a beautiful and strong-willed woman with a young son (but no husband) and a booming career as a perfume salesperson. Ignazio finds himself falling in love with Lucia, and she's certainly attracted to him, but soon he learns she isn't making her living selling perfume -- she's actually one of the leaders of a powerful crime syndicate, and her son was the product of a liaison with one of Italy's biggest drug wholesalers. Ignazio is still attracted to Lucia, but isn't sure how to balance his feelings for her with his dedication to upholding the law. Galantuomini was an official selection at the 2008 Rome Film Festival, where Donatella Finocchiaro's performance earned her the Best Actress prize. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi