Lucrèce Borgia | Victor Hugo
Lucrèce Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI, Duchess of Ferrara, woman political and power meet Gennaro, an orphan, soldier, free and man in revolt. They are not the same world. She is a woman only among men, submissive to his family, a patriarchal society, in search of virtue and love. Living with a secret who devours her.
He is a child of the Republic, only, uprooted, searching for an identity and a mother. Everything is done to bring together them. They talk to each other, to discover, touch. This meeting allows them to break free to contact one of the other. This goes beyond words, beyond real recognition. But everything's switch. Comrades in arms of Gennaro unmask Lucretia with violence. She will take revenge in Ferrara where the places are closed, dark and stifling. There is anxiety and suspicion. As revenge Don Alfonso d'Este, her fourth husband persuaded of a relationship with the young captain.
But who is Lucrèce Borgia? Monster hated and feared by the Italy. Both victim and executioner, violent and tortured. Enfranchising on humans. What is his secret? Family secret? State secret? To the end she will fight ferociously to keep. More it mature in his silence more she suffers and she becomes human and sublime.