Rome: PEA Productions, 1975. First Draft script for the 1976 film. With a holograph ink annotation to the title page: "Role: Don Gaetano (The Priest)." Text in English.
Loosely based on the 1974 novel. A Jesuit priest is tasked with supervising a group of politicians on a monastic retreat in a small concrete bunker, with an end goal of helping the corrupt men spiritually cleanse themselves of their many wrongdoings.
Set in Italy.
Silver untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated June 1975, noted as FIRST DRAFT, with credits for screenwriters Elio Petri and Berto Pelossi, and novelist Leonardo Sciascia. 224 leaves, with last page of text numbered 222. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, with light soil to the page edge, wrapper Very Good plus, with perfect binding.