The Safo

Fernanda Baravalle camiluli2001@hotmail.com 3273697591341

DRAMA CRIME HISTORICAL FICTION OTHER POLITICAL

1920s & '30s

Buchi & Camila Baravalle

Logline

In 1930s, Argentina, Maria, a young Italian inmigrant, is sold by her husband to the city's most glamorous brothel, The Safo, and learns firsthand horrors of human trafficking. Despite repeated failures, she never gives up, ultimately helps take down the Zwi Migdal, a powerful mafia of her time.

Genre

Drama,Crime,Historical Fiction,Other,Political

Short Summary

Maria, a beautiful, strong-willed Italian immigrant, is sold to The Safo brothel. Ever looking to escape, she meets Judge William, who is trying to infiltrate The Safo to find enough evidence to make prostitution illegal in Rosario. If Maria can find the evidence he needs, she gets her freedom back.


Maria finally finds the evidence and turns it over to Judge William. But the Zwi Migdal realizes what has happened and they try to kill Judge William and Maria. They both narrowly escape and in the end, Judge William gets prostitution ruled illegal, The Safo is shut down.

Setting

Argentina

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Other

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Other

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity,Substance Abuse,Sexual Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Maria

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Desperate,Seductive,Sexy,Funny,Gracious

Additional Character Details

Name: Judge William

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Sexy,Skillful,Visionary,Seductive,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Lone Wolf

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Development Pitch

The Safo is set in Rosario, Argentina, where, in the 1930’s, young European women were actually sold into legal prostitution which was controlled by the Zwi Migdal mafia. Maria, a beautiful, strong-willed Italian immigrant, is one of these women and is sold to The Safo brothel. Ever looking to escape, she meets Judge William, who is trying to infiltrate The Safo to find enough evidence to make prostitution illegal in Rosario. If Maria can find the evidence he needs, he can shut down The Safo and free her. As Maria searches for the evidence, the two fall in love. But she starts to crumble under the crushing burdens of her new life and becomes addicted to drugs after she sees her two best friends murdered while trying to escape. When almost all her hope is gone, Maria finally finds the evidence and turns it over to Judge William. But the Zwi Migdal realizes what has happened and they try to kill Judge William and Maria. They both narrowly escape and in the end, Judge William gets prostitution ruled illegal, The Safo is shut down, the Zwi Migdal is run out of town and Maria and William are finally free to be together. In addition to being a powerful story of triumph by those who had to endure lives that were almost unbearable, The Safo is pertinent today because of all the recent disclosures about sex slaves and human trafficking.

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

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Logline

In 1930s, Argentina, Maria, a young Italian inmigrant, is sold by her husband to the city's most glamorous brothel, The Safo, and learns firsthand horrors of human trafficking. Despite repeated failures, she never gives up, ultimately helps take down the Zwi Migdal, a powerful mafia of her time.

Short Summary

Maria, a beautiful, strong-willed Italian immigrant, is sold to The Safo brothel. Ever looking to escape, she meets Judge William, who is trying to infiltrate The Safo to find enough evidence to make prostitution illegal in Rosario. If Maria can find the evidence he needs, she gets her freedom back.


Maria finally finds the evidence and turns it over to Judge William. But the Zwi Migdal realizes what has happened and they try to kill Judge William and Maria. They both narrowly escape and in the end, Judge William gets prostitution ruled illegal, The Safo is shut down.

FEEDBACK

The Safo is set in Rosario, Argentina, where, in the 1930’s, young European women were actually sold into legal prostitution which was controlled by the Zwi Migdal mafia. Maria, a beautiful, strong-willed Italian immigrant, is one of these women and is sold to The Safo brothel. Ever looking to escape, she meets Judge William, who is trying to infiltrate The Safo to find enough evidence to make prostitution illegal in Rosario. If Maria can find the evidence he needs, he can shut down The Safo and free her. As Maria searches for the evidence, the two fall in love. But she starts to crumble under the crushing burdens of her new life and becomes addicted to drugs after she sees her two best friends murdered while trying to escape. When almost all her hope is gone, Maria finally finds the evidence and turns it over to Judge William. But the Zwi Migdal realizes what has happened and they try to kill Judge William and Maria. They both narrowly escape and in the end, Judge William gets prostitution ruled illegal, The Safo is shut down, the Zwi Migdal is run out of town and Maria and William are finally free to be together. In addition to being a powerful story of triumph by those who had to endure lives that were almost unbearable, The Safo is pertinent today because of all the recent disclosures about sex slaves and human trafficking.

About The Author

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity,Substance Abuse,Sexual Abuse

Characters

Main Character

Name: Maria

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Desperate,Seductive,Sexy,Funny,Gracious

Character 1

Name: Judge William

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Sexy,Skillful,Visionary,Seductive,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Lone Wolf