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): Detective De Luca

The protagonist is Commissario Achille de Luca, and the stories are set in the Italy of the Fascist era and the immediate post-war period. De Luca is depicted as a determined and principled policeman, working in a corrupt and politically charged environment. The series comprises four episodes, three of which are based on novels by Lucarelli, while the first serves as a prequel, introducing the character and the milieu.

The series was directed by Antonio Frazzi, who also co-wrote the episodes with his brother, Andrea and with Lucarelli.

The series was first screened on Italian television in 2008.

Detective De Luca (DVD)

(In Italian with English Subtitles) Against the backdrop of Italys political upheaval, Fascism and chaos during the tumultuous post-war period between 1938 and 1948, Detective De Luca does the one thing he knows how to do: be a cop. He investigates and solves crimes in the war-torn city of Bologna and along the Adriatic coast with little or no regard for those in power, whoever they happen to be. His solitary and uncompromising character, his magnetic effect on women, and the fact that hes simply too skilled and too honest a policeman not to uncover the truth, all conspire to land him in trouble from time to time. Based on the best-selling crime novels by Carlo Lucarelli, Detective De Luca is a portrait of an iconoclastic detective who ultimately solves his cases, though what he uncovers is a reality that’s often disturbing. Ep 1: An Unauthorized Investigation – A call girl lies dead on the beach, right in front of the house where Mussolini is vacationing. When the case gets solved too easily, DeLuca follows his own lead, which takes him to the highest levels of il Duces Fascist society. Ep 2: Carte Blanche – When a wealthy Fascist bachelor is found stabbed in his home, De Luca questions everyone involved in his life including bored socialite wives, young single groupies, the victims peasant maid and personal friends of Mussolini. Ep 3: Cloudy Summer – Posing as rural partisans, De Luca and his fellow policeman get caught in a checkpoint skirmish. He

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