Bankrupt in his professional and personal life, Z-grade movie producer Bruno Bonomo - responsible in the past for such evocatively-titled offerings as "Mocassin Assassins" and "Maciste vs. Freud" - is finding it impossible to raise the finance for his latest project, "The Return of Christopher Columbus".
Entangled in debts and his own weaknesses, struggling with a capsizing marriage and his wayward kids, Bruno is going under.
By chance, he meets a young director who gives him her script, The Caiman. At first Bruno takes it for a half-hearted thriller ; a more careful - if belated - reading reveals a film about Berlusconi.
No longer can he stand back. He must set up the production, find the lead actor, sort out the financing of the film - all the while trying to pick up the p