a short story by Durrenmatt. great actors. the well known Alberto Sordi. and a fascinating web of appearances, pleasure and guilt. a film like a large mirror , mixture of shadows and lights and games and fine exploration of the essence of truth. the great virtue - science to be more than part of a single genre. than, the art of Ettore Scola to translate the universe of text in the inspired manner for not lose the details who define its fascinating nuances and the force of text. a film about illusion and right portrait of contemporary society. and a source of questions about the things who define the life. short, a must see. for the atmosphere, for the performances, for a form of refined form of seduction.