Romanzo criminale – La serie

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Romanzo criminale - La serie
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GenreCrime Drama
Screenplay byGiancarlo De Cataldo (scriptement), Leonardo Valenti, Barbara Petronio and Daniele Cesarano
Directed byStefano Sollima
StarringFrancesco Montanari
Vinicio Marchioni
Alessandro Roja
Marco Bocci
Daniela Virgilio
Andrea Sartoretti
Antonio Gerardi
Country of originItaly
Original language(s)Italian
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes22
Running time50 minutes
Original networkSky Cinema 1 (Italy)
Original releaseNovember 10, 2008 (2008-11-10) –
December 16, 2010 (2010-12-16)

Romanzo Criminale – La serie (pronounced [roˈmandzo krimiˈnale la ˈsɛːrje], meaning "Criminal Novel – The Series") - is an Italian television series based on the novel of the same name by the judge Giancarlo De Cataldo. The series is an adaptation of the film Romanzo Criminale (2005) directed by Michele Placido. The first series quickly achieved cult status in Italy.[1]

This is the second fiction series after Quo Vadis, Baby? that was produced by Sky and broadcast on Fox Crime, Sky One and on Sky Arts with English subtitles in 2012.[2]

The series is partially based on Banda della Magliana, a 1970s criminal organization active in Rome led by three friends, Libanese, Freddo and Dandi, who attempted to merge local gangs in a mafia feud like sicilian and neapolitan organisations. Their history matched with right-wing terrorism groups, deviated secret service, massonic lodges and financial affairs.

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  1. ^ O'Rawe, C. (2014-06-18). Stars and Masculinities in Contemporary Italian Cinema. ISBN 9781137381477.
  2. ^ Sky Arts page, downloaded 09-30-2012

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