The Countess of Tripoli
Libya, 1967. Rachele, 22, grew up in the old and poor Jewish quarter of Tripoli, raised alone by her father Abramo. The latter, anxious to find her a suitable husband, forces her into a marriage with a rabbi 35 years older than her. Rachele has no choice but to sign the promise of marriage. But at the same time, Israel’s victory in the 6-Day War leads to a surge of rage among the Arab population, pushing Jews to flee their homeland forever. Overnight, Rachele and Abramo find themselves displaced and relocated to Rome where they have to acclimate to new habits. Rachele then sees the opportunity to access a freedom that she had not even suspected so far but must face at the same time the stiffness of Abramo, who intends to make her honor her commitment to marry the old rabbi. Will Rachele honor her promise, her father, her community and her tradition or will she dare to shatter everything in the name of her freedom?