A SHOT FOR FREEDOM is a feature script written by Italian screenwriter Giuseppe De Vuono and it tells the adventures of the young Cape Verdean João Mendes, son of a fishing family.
João will have to fight to overturn a destiny already written and signed by his father, who wants him to carry on the family business. But the real dream of the young protagonist is fencing, and this is the first element that makes the plot of this screenplay an original work.
But not only.
Storyline B, which, however, is not secondary, is João's love for Cesária, for whose love he will have to fight against the hateful Tyago, whose being hateful makes it a very well-written antagonist.
The second act, which follows a perfectly developed first act, makes the script eventful and very original. The events, which will transform the young protagonist into a complete modern hero, follow one another quickly and help never make the reading boring.
Another fundamental element is De Vuono's writing: the details are described in detail but are never excessive or useless. The iconographic hints and the indications of actions and intentions are told through pre-dialogue brackets that help not burden the space reserved for the actions field and do not affect the rhythm of reading. They are clear and grammatically always punctual, and they smoothly guide the mind through the scenes.