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Romanzo Criminale 

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A criminal known as Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Riccardo De Filippis ...  Scrocchiazeppi 22 episodes, 2008-2010
Vinicio Marchioni ...  Il Freddo / ... 22 episodes, 2008-2010
Alessandro Roja ...  Dandi 22 episodes, 2008-2010
Marco Bocci ...  Detective Scialoja / ... 22 episodes, 2008-2010
Daniela Virgilio ...  Patrizia 22 episodes, 2008-2010
Andrea Sartoretti ...  Bufalo 22 episodes, 2008-2010
Giorgio Caputo ...  Ricotta 22 episodes, 2008-2010
Mauro Meconi ...  Fierolocchio 22 episodes, 2008-2010
Edoardo Pesce Edoardo Pesce ...  Ruggero Buffoni 22 episodes, 2008-2010
Dario D'Ambrosi ...  Ispettore Canton / ... 21 episodes, 2008-2010
Roberto Infascelli Roberto Infascelli ...  Sorcio 21 episodes, 2008-2010
Massimo De Francovich Massimo De Francovich ...  Il Vecchio 20 episodes, 2008-2010
Lorenzo Renzi ...  Sergio Buffoni 20 episodes, 2008-2010
Francesco Montanari ...  Il Libanese / ... 19 episodes, 2008-2010
Fabio Camilli Fabio Camilli ...  Avvocato Vasta / ... 18 episodes, 2008-2010
Orlando Cinque Orlando Cinque ...  Trentadenari 18 episodes, 2008-2010
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ...  Zeta 18 episodes, 2008-2010
Claudio Spadaro ...  Pigreco 18 episodes, 2008-2010
Danilo Nigrelli Danilo Nigrelli ...  Giudice Istruttore Fernando Borgia / ... 17 episodes, 2008-2010
Fausto Paravidino Fausto Paravidino ...  Ranocchia 17 episodes, 2008-2010
Alessandra Mastronardi ...  Roberta Vannucci / ... 17 episodes, 2008-2010
Ivano De Matteo Ivano De Matteo ...  Puma 16 episodes, 2008-2010
Simone Mori Simone Mori ...  Maurizio Gemito 16 episodes, 2008-2010
Greta Scarano ...  Angelina 16 episodes, 2008-2010
Emiliano Coltorti Emiliano Coltorti ...  Nero / ... 15 episodes, 2008-2010
Edoardo Leo Edoardo Leo ...  Nembo Kid 15 episodes, 2008-2010
Alberto Gasbarri Alberto Gasbarri ...  Remo Gemito / ... 14 episodes, 2008-2010
Marco Giallini ...  Terribile / ... 13 episodes, 2008-2010
Alessandro Prete Alessandro Prete ...  Shangai 12 episodes, 2008-2009
Antonella Attili ...  Madre Libanese / ... 12 episodes, 2008-2009
Antonio Gerardi Antonio Gerardi ...  Sardo 11 episodes, 2008-2010
Vincenzo Tanassi ...  Il Secco / ... 10 episodes, 2008-2010
Giovanna Di Rauso ...  Donatella 9 episodes, 2010
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A criminal known as Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress and changes in leadership (Lebanese is followed by his cohorts Freddo and Dandi) take place over twenty-five years, from the 1970's into the '90's, and are inseparably intertwined with the dark history of modern Italy: terrorism, kidnappings and corruption at the highest levels of government. Throughout these years Police Lieutenant Scialoia sticks to the gang's trail, trying both to bring them to justice and to win the heart of Dandi's girlfriend Patrizia. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 November 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Romanzo Criminale See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Cattleya, Sky Italia See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Italian crime drama, based on the 2005 film of the same name, starring Francesco Montanari and Marco Bocci. See more »

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Version of Romanzo Criminale (2005) See more »

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Definitely Underrated
8 January 2014 | by Chocoman93See all my reviews

I really don't understand what took me so long to watch, let alone, discover this amazing show.

Romanzo Criminale is an immensely realistic and edgy show. Based on events of street thugs turned criminal organization in 1970-1980s Rome, the series seemed to portray the decade's atmosphere with perfection and had me captivated for its entirety.

There was some sort of novelty, if not charm, of seeing a group of amateur thugs band together to form lifelong friendships, pursuits of love or strive for a better life in general - all in the backdrop of social/political unrest of Italy at the time.

Despite humble beginnings, these somewhat naive core characters begin to see the stark realities that surround them. Betrayals, murders, greed and revenge are only just a small taste of what ultimately corrupts the main and side characters, turning one against the other or forming alliances.

The characters and how they are conditioned/molded is really what shines here. To see Libanese rise from such impoverished, depressive conditions or the undying struggle for justice by Commissioner Scialoja. The characters and narrative are further strengthened by a well written, intense script, excellent cinematography, truly monumental climaxes and actors that really pull of some outstanding performances (particularly Freddo's character).

Ultimately, this is a show that will drag you in, keep you extremely invested in multiple characters and then crush you at least a few times, but it's okay! Criminale Romanzo's charm and realism never really wears off and manages to tell a great story with conviction. Disregard the fact that you'll have to watch this with subtitles, it is Easily one of the best TV shows I have ever watched.


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