Il mistero di Bellavista
From the terrace of his building Professor Bellavista is observing Halley’s comet. The goalkeeper Salvatore and his friend Saverio, instead of framing the comet, mistakenly point the telescope lens towards the window of an apartment in the opposite building, believing they are witnessing the murder of Mrs. Jolanda, a second-hand clothing dealer. Once on the spot, the mistress of the suspect apartment, a fur trafficker, is actually missing, leaving the ragù on the fire, even if the body is not found.
The group, together with other acquaintances, begins to privately investigate the crime, stumbling upon rather original subjects including a couple of elderly sisters who, to avoid eviction, pretend to have a crazy nephew at home, a decayed noble art expert who with the complicity of his wife he organizes dramas in order to sell fake paintings of value, until he runs into the Italian-American furrier Frank Amodio, a shady trafficker and lover of the missing lady.
Thanks to him, Bellavista’s son-in-law who emigrated to the North finds his first buyer for a nuclear shelter, and it turns out that the missing lady had actually left suddenly.