Romanzo criminale – La serie
|Romanzo criminale - La serie|
|Screenplay by||Giancarlo De Cataldo (scriptement), Leonardo Valenti, Barbara Petronio and Daniele Cesarano|
|Directed by||Stefano Sollima|
|Country of origin||Italy|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Original network||Sky Cinema 1 (Italy)|
|Original release||November 10, 2008 –|
December 16, 2010
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.
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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- Sky Arts page, downloaded 09-30-2012