We sent him to the Amazon…
We threw him from a plane together with the Bishop…
We nearly excommunicated him…
And now Don Matteo becomes “almost the father” of a 16 year girl, Laura, pregnant in her sixth month, who is bereft of her mother as well as the daughter of a convict. She is the guest of Don Matteo in the rectory. It’s a clash between our priest and the girl who accused him of having ruined her life, sending her father to prison….
But let’s not forget the other star of the series, Nino Frassica, aka Marshal Cecchini, who is grappling with the engagement of his daughter Patricia with his Captain, Giulio Tommasi.
The Marshal is always in a fit of father jealousy and constantly invades the privacy of the couple. But Cecchini is not the only one who interferes. There is also the jealousy of the future mother-in-law, the return of the Captain “ex” and the abrupt separation of Patricia for an internship in Spain… And when the wedding appears imminent, everything is complicated by the arrival of a new prosecutor in Gubbio, Andrea Conti.
Andrea Conti, 30 years, prosecutor, is the latest addition to the series. Her maturity, determination and passion for work, combined with a weakness waiting to be discovered, are the qualities that could confound a man engaged, near to marriage, as our Captain Tommasi.
To complete the frame, the rest of the historical cast of Don Matteo.
The quarrelsome Natalina and Pippo, Catherine, wife of Cecchini, Sister Mary, mother superior of the convent of Gubbio, Augustine and Sydne Rome, the dean of the school where Don Matteo taught religion.
Don Matteo is a successful Italian format first aired on January 7, 2000 on RAI 1.
Over the years the series has been appreciated throught the world, from Spain to Finland, from Latin America to Australia.
It’s a journey in life and modern society, including murders and acts of heroism, generosity and humor, with the unyielding gaze of a man who believes in the possibility of change.