Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Mystery

Italian movies about political issues, mystery and crime.

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La Commare Secca

La commare secca (literally "The skinny gossip", English title The Grim Reaper) is the 1962 Italian film written and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, based on a story by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It was Bertolucci's directorial debut at age 21. Plot The...
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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 Octopus: The Classic Italian Mafia Thriller

First broadcast in Italy in 1984, The Octopus (La Piovra) is an international blockbuster, running 18 years and producing nine follow-up series. The title of this classic Mafia thriller says it all, evoking the image of a secret criminal...
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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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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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Wake Up and Kill (aka Wake Up and Die)

During the 1960s Luciano Lutring committed more than one hundred armed robberies in Italy and on the French Riviera. To the media he was the machine gun soloist , a name he d earned as he kept his weapon...
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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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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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Case of Conscience: Series 1

One of our favorite shows. A must-see! Rocco Tasca is a hot-shot lawyer for a firm that's made a fortune advancing the interests of corporate clients.... and he's losing his soul. When he looks into the eyes of a bereaved...
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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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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 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 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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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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