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Home > Screenings > Banijay Rights > Signora Volpe

Producer: Route 24 Ltd

Genres: Drama


3 x 90’

To the casual observer, there’s nothing remarkable about Sylvia Fox. An intelligent woman in her forties, she answers questions about her work with vague references to an unspectacular career in the Civil Service. Which is only very slightly true – because until recently, Sylvia was a high-ranking British spy.

Sylvia arrives in Italy for the wedding of her niece, disillusioned with her job and in need of a holiday. But when the bridegroom disappears, leaving a dead body in the lake at the bottom of his garden, Sylvia takes it upon herself to solve the mystery and save her niece from disaster.

Despite the dark start to her holiday, Sylvia is enchanted by Italy and is surprised to find herself reconnecting with her estranged sister who lives there. When she stumbles upon a beautiful, derelict old house, she decides to buy it, quit her job and start afresh. But Sylvia was never cut out for a quiet life and finds herself involved in a fresh mystery each week – from the disappearance of a young woman a quarter of a century ago, to the theft of a truffle pig, and a blackmail plot against the son of a Russian politician.

At first, Carabinieri Captain Giovanni Riva resents Sylvia’s interference, but he soon begins to seek her help. Perhaps Riva’s interest in Sylvia is not purely professional…