Thursday, July 9, 2020

Mystery

Italian movies about political issues, mystery and crime.

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Detective De Luca – Il Commissario De Luca

Inspector de Luca or Detective De Luca (Italian: Il commissario De Luca) is an Italian television series produced and broadcast by RAI, based on the De Luca trilogy (1990-1996) of detective novels by Carlo Lucarelli. USA (DVD box title):...
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Fog and Crimes – Nebbie e Delitti

Inspired by the best-selling crime novels by Valerio Varesi, Fog and Crimes features Chief of Police Franco Soneri (Luca Barbareschi), a man who’s not satisfied at simply identifying a culprit. As he and his team solve each case, they...
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Inspector Nardone – Il Commissario Nardone

Inspector Nardone (Italian:Il commissario Nardone) was an Italian television miniseries. A crime series, it is based on the real-life figure Mario Nardone, a police officer who operated in 1950s Milan. It aired in twelve episodes on the Italian channel...
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The Young Montalbano – Il giovane Montalbano

The Young Montalbano (Italian: Il giovane Montalbano) is an Italian television series produced and broadcast by Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) in 2012 and 2015. It is a prequel to the popular series Inspector Montalbano (Italian: Il commissario Montalbano), based on...
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Don Matteo: The series on DVD with English subtitles

Don Matteo is an Italian television series that has been airing since 2000 on the premier channel of Italian national television, Rai 1. Protagonist of the series is Father Matteo (portrayed by Terence Hill), a Catholic priest in a...
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The Sicilian Girl – La siciliana ribelle

The Sicilian Girl is a 2008 Italian film directed by Marco Amenta. The film is inspired by the story of Rita Atria, a key witness in a major Mafia investigation in Sicily. Beginning in 1985 in Balata, Sicily, the eleven-year-old...
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I’m Not Scared – Io non ho paura

I'm Not Scared (Italian: Io non ho paura) is a 2003 film directed by Gabriele Salvatores. Francesa Marciano and Niccolò Ammaniti wrote the script, basing it on Niccolò Ammaniti's successful 2001 Italian novel with the same name. The story...
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The Facts Of Murder – Un maledetto imbroglio

The Facts of Murder is a 1959 Italian crime film mystery directed by and starring Pietro Germi with Claudia Cardinale. The film is based on the novel by Carlo Emilio Gadda Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana. The film...
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Detective Montalbano

Inspector Montalbano is probably the most popular crime/mystery series in Italy. The episodes are from the original books by Andrea Camilleri and the stories take place in Sicily. One of our favorite bestsellers!
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Gomorrah – Gomorra

Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah is a stark, shocking vision of contemporary gangsterdom, and one of cinema’s most authentic depictions of organized crime. In this tour de force adaptation of undercover Italian reporter Roberto Saviano’s best-selling exposé of Naples’ Mafia underworld...
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Giovanni Falcone: The Judge / Borsellino: The 57 Days

This is the real-life story of one of Sicilys bravest sons standing up to the Mafia, wielding the law to break the back of organized crime. Giovanni Falcone was the judge who unmasked the Mafia during the 1980s and...
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

The provocative Italian filmmaker Elio Petri’s most internationally acclaimed work is this remarkable, visceral, Oscar-winning thriller. Petri maintains a tricky balance between absurdity and realism in telling the Kafkaesque tale of a Roman police inspector (A Fistful of Dollars’s...
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La Scorta

Winner Of Five Italian Oscars Including Best Director - Ricky Tognazzi Sicily, 1992: When a high-profile judge and his bodyguard are brutally murdered, four reluctant young cops are assigned as 'La Scorta' - Italian for 'the escorts' - to protect...
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The Inspector Vivaldi Mysteries

Inspector Federico Vivaldi is an old-school cop in a new world: his son is gay, his wife has left him and he's got an ambitious colleague nipping at his heels to take over his position. He may be old-fashioned...

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