In this film, an Italian industrialist who has made his fortune using some shady tactics, unwittingly becomes the victim and entertainment for four retired jurists. These four men, though retired, make it a practice to keep their legal skills sharp. Whenever a suitable villain stumbles across their path, they conduct a trial with all the trimmings. It is a form of play, but these virtuoso lawyers are quite serious about it.
Director: Ettore Scola. AKA The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life
Writers: Friedrich Dürrenmatt (play), Ettore Scola, Sergio Amidei.
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Michel Simon, Charles Vanel, Claude Dauphin, Janet Agren, Giuseppe Maffioli, Pierre Brasseur.