For more than 50 years, he has been Italy's most powerful, feared and enigmatic politician. Giulio Andreotti (Toni Servillo), the leader of the Christian Democratic Party and a guy with many nicknames. For instance, he has been known as the Sphinx, the Salamander, the Hunchback, Beelzebub, and the Black Pope, among others. In the beginining of nineties he, as Giulio Andreotti, begins his seventh term as Prime Minister, but he and his hardliner faction take control of a country reeling from the brazen murders of several high-level bankers, judges and journalists, as well as the kidnapping and assassination of former Prime Minister Aldo Moro by leftist radicals in 1978. But as the Christian Democrat party crumbles in a nationwide bribery scandal, suspicion begins to fall on Andreotti himself as the center of a shocking conspiracy involving the Vatican, the Mafia and the secret neo-Fascist Masonic Lodge P2. In what is called "The Trial Of The Century," Italy's legendary Senator for Life will stand accused of corruption, collusion and murder. The film covers the period from the seventh election of Andreotti as Italian Prime Minister in 1992, up until his trial.