Emanuele Mengotti's Reel

The Plague Doctor

The story of Mattia, a talented young doctor, takes place in Venice, he has been summoned to heal an old writer, Riccardo, by Valentina, the writer's nephew. Mattia, before reaching Riccardo's dwelling, passes by Poveglia, an ancient island in the Venetian Lagoon where several events related to the history and culture of the "Serenissima" took place. Once a quarantine and then a mental hospital, the island is deeply engrained with dark legends about plague and madness. There, the young doctor...

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