Il terzo tempo | 2013
Samuel has already spent several years in and out of prison, and following his last spell in jail, the judge, assigned him to a rehabilitation program on a commercial farm. His supervisor is the social worker Vincenzo, who, following the death of his wife, is struggling to restore some balance to his life: he divides his time between his job, a teenage daughter and his role as coach of the local rugby team. Samuel has trouble adapting to the rules of the farm and his relationship with Vincenzo proves problematic from the outset. But as a former professional rugby player, Vincenzo senses the young man's potential for the sport and persuades him to try out for his team. The first training sessions are a disaster as Samuel does not get along with his fellow teammates. The tensions mount between Vincenzo and Samuel and the relationship Samuel has with Flavia, Vincenzo's daughter, only makes matters worse. As the days pass, however, Samuel realizes he has found a new and positive way to engage with life through his relationship to the team and with Flavia.