Set in Sicily in the early 1800's and based on the novel by Federico De Roberto, the story follows the tribulations of Consalvo Uzeda from childhood to adulthood. The wealthy Uzedas, a Sicilian family of Spanish origins faithful to the Bourbon kings. With the Unification of Italy in 1861, and the rise to power of Giuseppe Garibaldi and Vittorio Emanuele II, the Uzedas begin to lose their power, although Sicily remains in the hands of Consalvo's father, the tyrannical Prince Giacomo who will do anything to keep his power. FOREIGN LANGUAGE WITH SUBTITLES. CC Available.